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Saturday, 20 September 2014


More on the *Eejit Judge Lochrane, our Lexham Gardens neighbour. 

This is the judge who allowed a social worker to use Facebook to show off her success with him, but sends a loving father to jail.....

The Eejit  is on the management committee of his building at 64 Lexham Gardens so be careful not to be contemptuous of him(very tempting) in case he sends you down for twenty eight days.

This is an account of how The Eejit treated an innocent man suffering from chronic heart disease.
In 2007 Garry Johnson's ex wife claimed that he was mentally unfit to look after his children.
Years later Johnson sent a Facebook birthday greetings to his now 21 year old son.

Judge Eejit ordered Johnson to attend Basildon Magistrates Court.
Conveniently, he was not told that by sending a birthday greeting he might end up in jail; nor was he told that he should have a lawyer.
Despite knowing the man was 'heart attack prone'  Eejit  in a secret 30 minute hearing, decided to send him to prison for 28 days.
This order expired when the boys reached the age of 18 but 
the gagging order, which would usually expire at the same time, has not been lifted.....and, of course, Lochrane failed to find this out.
In the cells Johnson suffered his fifth heart attack and was rushed by ambulance to the Cardiac Arrest Dept.
Presumably, under instructions from Lochrane, he was chained to his bed and a 24 hour watch kept by prison officers. 
When he sufficiently recovered he was dragged off to Chelmsford Prison.

Now this is the interesting bit....

The enormity of 'Eejit' 's   Stalinist style behaviour came to light ONLY when Johnson's sons,  Sam and Adam,18 and 21 respectively (and the objects of the gagging order) contacted the Daily Mail in disgust at Eejit's petty nastiness.

Son, Sam Johnson, a telesales manager, told the Daily Mail: "My dad is a good father and has never been in trouble with the police. He was treated like a criminal. 
"This ludicrous gagging order should not exist and must now be lifted. Both Adam and myself are adults. 
"This cruel ruling is now hanging over my father to silence him about the sons he loves for the rest of his life. 
That is a terrible thing in what is meant to be a free country."
MP for Basildon and Billericay, John Baron, told the Daily Mail: "I have helped Mr Johnson and his sons – who always wanted to live with him – over several years. 
To find he has been imprisoned for sending a birthday message to one of them is troubling."

* EEJIT, a good Irish expression for a 'fecking idiot'

Thursday, 18 September 2014


The Dame is going to report this jackass judge to the Lord Chancellor for not summoning his fellow Irish person for contempt of court

What is it about the Family Courts? 
The judges seem real third raters incapable of making a living at the Bar and delighting in the secrecy afforded by the Family Court system.

The Dame referred the other day to the case of the social worker who, on Facebook, boasted how she persuaded a Family Court judge to break up a family. 
She went to gloat that the judge had given the parents ‘a real bollocking’ and that destroying the family had been ‘the pinnacle of her career’.

As a result the family in question were easily identifiable.
Now one might have thought the judge in question, who had jailed a father (suffering from a critical cardiac condition) for sending a birthday card to his son, would have sent this harridan of a social worker down for contempt….but not a bit of it.
So for those who thinking this has nothing to do with K & C think again and indulge the old Dame.

This pompous, bullying arse of a judge is none other than Lexham Gardens resident, Damien Lochrane.

Lochrane,doubtless no great shakes at Pump Court, must have jumped at the chance of becoming a Essex Circuit judge.
Oh yes, and he loves to boast that he founded BLAG (Bar Lesbian and Gay Group). 
So what? 
There are many highly successful gay lawyers, but they don’t go boring on about it. 
They just get on with their lives.

If ever there was there was a reason for cleaning up the Family Courts this twit is a very good one.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


Dear Dame, 

In light of recent articles on the Sutton Estate I thought your readers might appreciate an update on the other example of attempted "social engineering" in the heart of Chelsea. 

As your readers are no doubt aware those living in the western-most corner of Chelsea were treated to an "interesting" summer thanks to Council-inspired proposals to build a Crossrail 2 station on the site of the Cremorne estate. Proposals that would have resulted in the estate's demolition and the forced relocation of its residents. The locals - residents and neighbours of the estate alike - did not take particularly kindly to the proposals, on which they had never been properly consulted by the Council. They mobilised quickly and campaigned to generate a massive and unequivocal response to the TfL consultation then underway. Sadly it appears that the Council haven't taken particularly kindly to this turn of events. 

At a recent meeting of the Kings Road Association of Chelsea Residents those who campaigned against the proposals were referred to as "trolls, troublemakers and activists" by the Leader of the Council. You would have hoped such churlish comments would be beneath both the Council and the Leader, but sadly it appears not.

News of the proposals had originally leaked from within Kensington and Chelsea TMO, the company managing the Council's housing. This would not have been appreciated by the Council and the TMO now appears intent on making amends by crippling the estate's Residents Association. The TMO have written to the Association notifying it that all future communication must be made in writing through its complaints department and that any attempts to contact individual members of staff, including the housing officers and technical staff responsible for the estate, will simply be ignored. Members of staff have confirmed an edict from above to that effect: do not communicate with the Cremorne Estate Residents Association, force them to put everything in writing, cause delay, slow everything down, wear the residents out. An interesting stance for a supposedly "resident led" housing management company whose shareholders include many of the estate's residents!

All in all not what one would have hoped from either the Council or the TMO. Some might be inclined to suggest that it would be wiser for them all to sit down, ponder what happened and attempt to re-open the lines of communication but I fear that they have already taken a leaf out of the "Housing Association's Regeneration Handbook" (currently on loan to Affinity Sutton) and consider antagonising the locals further a more appropriate strategy. 

This is not behaviour befitting the Royal Borough. We are all being let down.


Peeved and disappointed of Chelsea


In the harsh, unforgiving world of private enterprise the price of failure is a hard boot up the backside, but not in the weird world of Boris Johnson.....

Danny 'Boys' Moylan has screwed up every job he has ever been given. 
It took just a few months for the other member of the Olympic Legacy committee to ease him out and the word is that as Aviation Adviser he alienated most of the MP's and other influencers he attempted to lobby.

But his new appointment 'overseeing' the Second Crossrail scheme is all about income replacement and the curious hold he has over the Mayor.

The Dame has reported that Moylan has managed to machinate his way into non exec directorships with both Crossrail and TfL grossing him close to £60,000 a year and a further £75,000 as Aviation Adviser.
Then are other scraps such as his £11,000 a year for being an absentee councillor on K&C....all in all around £150,000 a year. And we must not forget the c £30,000 he gets as non exec of the two failed property trusts.

Not bad for a man who failed in every job Boris gave him.
But now we need to know what more he is being given in this new job.
The Dame calculates that his income could now be over £190,000 a year!
Who says there is no money being a little local councillor!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


This very unpleasant looking thing on the left is Siobhan Condon, the social worker who on Facebook bragged about her Family Court role in the removal of three children from their parents.  
This vile and spiritually ugly woman said it was the most “amazing and extraordinary moment in my career” 
So crass was Condon that her comment allowed the family to be identified.
This all happened whilst working for Essex County Council. 

Instead of the uselessly thick judge hauling her up for contempt of court he left it to Essex County Council, who after much persuasion, got rid of her
That, you might have thought, would have been the end of the story; after all, the leather clad monster had been all over the national press so one assumed her career was over.
Not a bit of it.... Barking and Dagenham decide to employ her-despite her being found guilty of professional misconduct and being in every national newspaper!
Of course, no one at Barking and Dagenham Council will get fired and this vile apology for a social worker has doubtless been sent home on full pay.
Maybe our old friend Andy'the Guru' Bradley, needs to give her some of his 'compassion training'!
What a joke these councils are....

Sunday, 14 September 2014


Baroness Hanham was the one time Rotten Borough leader. When she retired she foisted the hopeless and hapless Pooter Cockell on us so we have a collective bone to pick with our Joan....


Obviously abuse of taxi's was not covered in her brief. 
The DT reports READ IT HERE the old thing has spent "£25 a time on dozens of taxi journeys of less than a mile" 
The comments, all 139 in the Telegraph ridicule this woman.
All in all Hanham, 74, ran up a bill of almost £1,000 for 38 short journeys between the Lords (to clock in for her daily £300 tax free allowance, one assumes).

This is what the silly old trout came up with as extenuating circumstances. Does she not realise that 1. that all taxis in London are expensive? 2. That 'her finance team' should be allowing any account taxi travel?
Her cowardly attempt to blame Addison Lee says much about this silly, pretentious woman.

“However, I was horrified when I discovered how much my journeys were costing. I have now stopped using Addison Lee and our finance team is urgently reviewing our expenses policy with a view to keeping the cost of taxis as low as possible.”

If she is too old to use the Tube or bus, as other OAPS like the dear old Dame do, she should consider allowing a younger person to take over.
No wonder Pooter, Joan's protege, thought using the Mayor's new Bentley was a 'good way to save taxi fares'!

By the way, when Hanham was a local government minister in the Lords she refused to assist to get parliamentary time to control basement developments.
So we know who to blame, don't we Joan?

Saturday, 13 September 2014


The Dame is quite un-partisan and welcomes opposing views...

​"A mediocrity designed by a nobody for a client with no taste and nothing but disdain for those they are here to serve."

Dear Dame,

There are a few people on the Sutton Estate who have believed Affinity Sutton's promise of a wonderful new home for themselves and have chosen to side with the company, even though they are aware that the community as a whole will be robbed of social housing.

I cannot condemn them for putting self interest and the welfare of their families before their support of the community, but it surprises me that they now put their trust in the very people who have treated them so disdainfully and left their homes to degenerate for so long.

I ask those who have put their trust in Affinity Sutton to look at what they are being offered. The current Affinity Sutton design as shown at the public consultations, is nothing but a mediocrity designed by a nobody for a client with no taste and nothing but disdain for those they are here to serve.

The luxury gated apartments to be sold privately, over 40% of the development plan, have all the best southerly facing views over St. Lukes park with separate entrances and private walled gardens to keep the social tenants out. The social housing tenants are to be sent over to the north facing blocks losing their views of the park, trees and sunshine. 

At present their are over 65 parking spaces on the estate for which Affinity Sutton will only give out 22 permits. Wonder why? It's so that they can claim that everyone who has a parking space will get one in the new building. So from 65+ car parking spaces the amount available to social housing residents will be reduced to 25.

Recently the gardens and walkways throughout the estate had been  reopened for residents and their children to walk through and enjoy away from the surrounding streets. Obviously this was giving too much pleasure to the residents of the estate as an employee of Affinity Sutton who they found a property for on the estate, overlooking the gardens, has now arranged for all the gates to be locked again.

Residents have been told that they will have to pay no more for their new properties, but Affinity Sutton employees were well aware while making these promises that council tax will be significantly higher for the new flats and that rents may well increase.

So I ask the people who have put their trust in Affinity Sutton, just consider whether thet have ever treated you honestly, behaved with integrity, respectfully, and delivered a level of service to the estate which would be considered acceptable.

They haven't delivered up to now, what makes you think they are going to change.


Thursday, 11 September 2014



Dear Dame,

For at least the past eight years the RBKC council has colluded with Affinity Sutton's deliberate dilapidation of their properties on Chelsea's Sutton Estate to facilitate their plans to demolish these historic and architecturally important buildings, against the wishes of residents and locals.

The effect of Affinity Sutton's unwillingness to fulfil their obligations has been to deny hundreds of people a permanent home as they have thrown out the residents from mansion blocks on the estate, and left the properties to rot.

At a time when the borough is desperately short of housing, the Council has stood by and watched, while its officers have been working with Affinity Sutton to propose a development with over 40% luxury housing, a reduction in social housing in Chelsea of hundreds of residents, and the vast profits which could be in excess of £1/4 billion leaving the borough.

The residents have asked that the Council follow their own RBKC Core Strategy which calls for no reduction in social housing in the borough, but only one councillor has been willing to give a straight answer, Cllr. Tim Coleridge.
Cllr. Coleridge whilst not willing to rule out the demolition and redevelopment of the estate, has at least said unequivocally that any plans submitted by Affinity Sutton reduce the number or size of social housing units (including those left to deteriorate) on the estate will be rejected. 

Whilst the residents and locals of Chelsea do not accept the necessity to demolish this historic site, at least there is one councillor who is willing to stand up to the opportunism of the Affinity Sutton group, and it can only be hoped that more councillors will stand with their residents rather than the developers. 

We have still to hear from our own local Stanley Ward Councillors Cockell, Warwick and Pascal and leader of the Council Cllr. Paget-Brown, as to whether they will respect and support their own council's Core Strategy, and work for the benefit of their constituents or the opportunism of Affinity Sutton.


Andrew Barshall