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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

PLANNING DEPT TO TELL COMMITTEE TO RAZE CHELSEA FARMERS MARKET

Happy Residents
Chelsea Charm


When Capco won their application to knock down Earls Court Alison Flight, a senior RBKC planner, could not disguise her delight.
The Dame, being an old prude, was shocked to see 'Flighty' throwing herself at the DP9 team like an excited schoolgirl.
It was not an edifying sight! LINK

It seems that 'Flighty' will be working together with the same DP9 as they try to demolish the much-loved Sydney Street Farmers Market and build masses of super high priced flats for dodgy people from the 'Stans' and other corrupt states.

'Flighty' and her boss, Mr. Stallwood, have directed the committee to grant consent for this vandalism.
What will the Committee do? 

Cleverly, DP9 have managed to organise things so the decision to demolish will be taken on June 1st when thousands of Chelsea residents will be away. 
Cleverer still was organising the meeting at such short notice objectors would not be able to get their act together.
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Monday, 22 May 2017

AMENITY SOCIETIES SLAM PLAN

We need to know what local councillors' thinking is on these controversial plans....

"The representatives from the Kensington Society, the Norland Conservation Society and the Clarendon Cross RA met last week with the massive team from the new owners of the Academy sites (there are 2, the pub and the builder’s yard).

They presented a set of architectural proposals which exploit the development value of the sites at the expense of the pub.  
We have expressed our strong criticism. 
It is obvious that they want to maximise the saleability of the site for flats, without any resident parking rights and care little about the pub and how to make the pub operational, viable and successful. 
They have worked on the assumption it's possible to extend into the garage area owned by Octavia Trust in the old builder’s yard for a extension of the pub via a disabled WC and through the structural wall into an isolated space, eliminate Princedale Road extension which was once the beer garden and was most recently the conservatory, dig massive basements under the pub (head height and space not as presented) and along the Princedale Road side and make the 1st and 2nd floors into separate flats thus grabbing from a pub downstairs - which would of course be totally contrary to the ACV, which NCS and the council went to court for and won.

Please go to the “consultation” and let us have your observations when you have seen the plans on the 24th.  If you cannot go, have a look at the plans and tell them what you think.  They may have over paid for the sites but that does not mean we need to accept what most likely will be the final loss of our pub or, at best, an unworkable one no one wants to go to.  Send you comments to us and we will forward them to RBKC or email directly to the planning line on: planning@rbkc.gov.uk


CORBYN VERY RELUCTANTLY CONDEMNS THE PROVO IRA: AFTER ALL IT'S ELECTION TIME

Dear Dame

Like so many other Londoners I am shocked Jeremy Corbyn has just, in the last few hours, condemned the IRA's bombing campaign in London.
IRA BOMBING
I vividly remember the time the Provo's planted a bomb in South Kensington Underground Station, clearly with the express intention of killing innocent civilians from parts of the world totally unrelated to British action in Ireland.

"The second explosion occurred at South Kensington Tube station five-and-a-half hours later. Two telephone warnings from a man with an Irish accent were received giving London Underground minutes to clear the area."

How can anyone possibly admire/vote for a man who supports an organisation targeting innocent victims: those who could have been our family or friends.
A TERRORIST AND FRIEND

I have voted Labour in the past but will never vote for a party led by Mr. Corbyn. 
His hands may not be soaked in blood but they as near as dammit.




Yours sincerely

Name Withheld 

LIB DEMS GOT TO WAR....ON TRANS!

The Dame freely admits that she has fairly masculine features: some might even suggest she was less than feminine so she joins the Lib Dems Trans members furious about the below.













The dear old Lib Dems always seem to make such utter morons of themselves. 
Can we really imagine these ninnies running this country of ours? 
Some of the tweets that Lib Dem members have put out are just hilarious, though of course being members of the party that takes itself sooooo seriously they are not meant to be funny.....
Have a click and see what you think. LINK
'Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make Liberal Democrats!'

Thursday, 18 May 2017

LIB DEMS....THE PARTY THAT KEEPS ON FAILING YOU!

Dear Dame

Well, Tim Farron's manifesto launch went off like a saturated squib, didn't it?
The content was so boring....so unimaginative that most political journalists yawned and gave it just a few lines. 
The keystones of Lib Dem policy seem to be legalising prostitution(Tim, for all intents and purposes it is); stopping gender stereotyping in schools(?) and protection of bees and hens....oh, and give the vote to 16 year olds. 
All good nation changing stuff!

As for Tim himself....what can one say? When Farage described Van Rumpuy as having all the charisma of a bank manager he might have been describing poor old Tim. 
 
WEIRDO!

Imagine Tim negotiating with the EU? 
He wouldn't have a clue and would jump when told by Herr Juncker to do so.

What actually has Tim done with his life? 
It seems to have been entirely spent in low-grade government service.

And that's really the problem facing the Lib Dems: they just seem unable to attract winners and are so lacklustre.
Even when they have an occasional run of luck it's short lived and never glittering!

We have seen that in K&C. 
Their few days of success were based on the same old, tired formula of running around promising the earth; badmouthing opponents and failing to deliver.

Voters aren't dumb: that's why they decimated the Lib Dem councillor contingent last time around.

Sadly, Miss Mullin from Lambeth is trying the same trick but with a different spin,

She and her little gang of amateurs are running around bad mouthing Victoria Borwick and Emma Dent Coad. 
You may not like their politics but Victoria and Emma have substantial track records fighting for residents. 

What exactly have the Lib Dems done for Kensington & Chelsea? 
Zilch! Just like Tim and his daft manifesto.... damp squibs.
Remember that when ex-copper, Miss Mullin from Lambeth, comes knocking on your door.....


Yours respectfully from 'Up North' of the Borough

TOXIFICATION BY TAXI

It may seem unfair to single out black cabs as the main toxifiers of our London streets but the fact is that they are under the control of TfL. 
TfL needs to start taking firm action against irresponsible cab drivers who don't consider Londoners who have to endure the high levels of pollutants that bedevil our streets.
This images show one cab in Cromwell Rd belching out clouds of ugly, black smoke.
CLOUDS OF DIESEL SMOKE


The Dame has reported the offender to TfL and suggests that others who see cabs with an emission problem do the same.




Here is the email address TaxiPrivateHireComplaints@tfl.gov.uk

If we sit back and do nothing we have only ourselves to blame for death by diesel.

PUT THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER TO 'THE QUESTION'


The Dame remembers ohow Pooter Cockell explained his role at the council. He claimed to be the 'Prime Minister' of the Royal Borough!
So, extending the parallel, the Dame is pleased to announce that the 'Chancellor of the Exchequer' The Rt Honourable 
Sir Warwick Lightfoot will be available to answer your questions on how he's spending our money. 
EXCITABLE!













You are free to ask the Chancellor questions but do not annoy him and under no circumstances offer him 'sharpeners' in the pre-meeting 'Drinks'.
The last time he indulged in the Mayor's Parlour this happened LINK 


Mind you, better Sir Warwick than that other old failure, the dancing bore, Sir Vincent Cable.
Please send questions to the Dame for vetting.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

PLEASE SUPPORT THE DAME'S FAVOURITE CHARITY

Dear Hornets
The Dame's favourite charity is the Family Holiday Association.
During the holiday season, her thoughts turn to the thousands of families who may never afford a simple British seaside holiday. You can read the grim facts here LINK and also the wonderful stories about how a simple Butlins or caravan holiday changes how a hard-pressed family looks at the world.
His first holiday in Skegness
Since 1975, FHA has helped more than 38,000 families affected by bereavement, disability, severe and sudden illness, mental health issues and abuse.

FHA receives no government funding, so none of this would have been possible without the generosity of the donors and fundraisers who support it.


On the 29th April tragedy struck. 
Two of the charity's caravans were damaged by fire and are beyond repair.
Getting the insurance claim will take time so the FHA is desperately seeking funding to make sure no family goes without their planned break.
These families are in desperate need of their simple, life-changing break.
Please join the Dame by donating as much as you can afford. 
Just click HERE  or drop an email to the Dame herself for more information damesathome@yahoo.co.uk





Monday, 15 May 2017

SIR VINCENT COCKS UP....YET AGAIN!!

It seems cruel to poke fun at that old ballroom dancing bore and failed economist, 102-year-old Sir Vincent Cable.


WHERE WAS I NOW?

After all, at that age, getting into a muddle between two million and five million is easy.
Time Sir Vincent retired to Bournemouth and joined the Regent Palais Old Tyme Dancing Society.
You can watch the foolish old fella here squirming away as he does a Diane Abbott. LINK

Trusting the Lib Dems with the economy is like giving a loaded pump action shotgun to a three-year-old: it will end in tears!

CLLR LOMAS NOT ALLOWED TO WHIP CLLR WADE!

Dearest Dame

As a mum with a dud son, I follow with interest the problems you have with your young nephew, Ludo.

I know the poor lost soul is a real worry for you.

However, I have an idea.



LUDICROUS LUDO

You are such a powerful force in the Royal Borough you could start your own political party. 
You and dear Ludo would sure to win a couple of seats. 
With that dealt with all you need is to talk to nice Mr. Carver at the Council and see if he will lay on a special 'third minority allowance' for you both.


As leader of the Party of One Linda was keen to get a chunky leader's allowance like the first minority party however, common sense ruled and she was told 'no way, Jose'.

So she had to make do with a total allowance of around £15k a year.
The Labour Party is able to claim a chief whip's allowance but when the idea of the renegade, Cllr Lomas, getting one for whipping Linda was mooted it was very firmly quashed....
Oh, if only the Lib Dem party had not been reduced from four to one....

With respectful regards

A harassed mum


Thursday, 11 May 2017

NOT POSH ENOUGH-MRS POSHTEL SAYS NORLAND RD LIKE IRANIAN PRISON!!

The British are generous and welcoming people.
GIFT HORSE

A Mrs. Poshteh arrived in this country as a refugee claiming she had been tortured and imprisoned by the Iranian government. 

Maybe she was; maybe she wasn't. 
However, that's not really the story.

She decided that the only place she could live was the salubrious Royal Borough and hounded the Council into finding her accommodation.

NORLAND RD NOT POSH ENOUGH!
EVIN PRISON
When the Council offered her a quite suitable flat(doubtless well ahead of local people) she refused it on the grounds the windows resembled those of the 'Iranian prison' she claimed to have been incarcerated in.

The Council refused, quite rightly, to back down and Mrs. Posheh wasted tens of thousands of pounds of our money fighting the Council all the way up to Supreme and European Court of Human Rights.

Rightly, both Courts rejected her stupid claim.
LINK

The Dame thinks of the Ugandan Asians who arrived here penniless. 

All left substantial businesses behind in Uganda.

Most had just the clothes they stood up in.

Most are now part of the business and professional fabric of the UK.

They would have been ashamed to have behaved in the way Mrs. Poshteh has.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

MR MA CRONE TO VISIT THE DAME

Such insolence!

Dear Dame
None of your readers have seen a picture of the Dame so we can but envisage you as being of a very certain age.
Clearly, young Mr. Macron, being interested in powerful old 'crone's might be attracted to you. 
I thought this might be a suitable warning to you.
A loyal reader.....

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

LIB DEM GRANDEE SAYS VOTE DENT COAD!!!!!!

The Dame is of an age when she tends to fall in and out of love-just like Sir Vincent Cable.
Most of the time the old Dame's silliness does no harm: old friends just roll their eyes as some new gigolo appears on the scene.
LIB DEM LOVER

But, Sir Vincent's silliness has caused the Lib Dem candidate, Miss Mullin, to throw a hissy fit.
The other day, Sir Vincent fell in love with the Labour candidate for Ealing, Miss Huq!



LOVE INTEREST?
As a result of a two-hour car drive with Miss Huq, the dandyish old buffer suggested LINK where Lib Dem candidates stood no chance against Conservative candidates they should vote Labour!

All this because dandyish Sir Vincent had a drive with Miss Huq! What on earth went on?
We old things can let passion rule our heads!

Anyway, what does this mean for Miss Mullin?
Well, clearly she doesn't stand a hope in hell of winning Kensington so Sir Vincent is telling us all to vote for Emma Dent Coad!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

FOXY VOLPE STARTS CONTAINER PARK IN HOLLAND PARK

The Dame was having a pre-lunch Saturday stroll in Holland Park with old friend, the Duchess of Malfi.
Imagine their shock/horror when they realised 'very light opera' entrepreneur Mr 'Foxy' Volpe had been busy behind the Council's back with another little enterprise.


It seems Foxy has gone into the import/export trade! 
This idyllic area of the park has now become a container park to store his stock in trade. 


It seems he is importing food and wine from Sicily where the Volpe family have extensive 'business interests'.
Some might moan but Foxy Volpe has friends high up in the Council. 
Could they be 'investors' in his new venture? 
We should be told!

Friday, 5 May 2017

NO MORE HIGH RISE IN WESTMINSTER

....and talking of High... most of us are heartily fed up with not being listened to when it come to unwanted High-Rise buildings.

COMPUTER GENERATED LIE
Sane and sensible Hornets should sign this petition LINK immediately.
Interestingly, Marcus Binney, accuses the WCC Planning Committee, headed by the hideous Cllr Danny Astaire, of being conned by clever computer generated images of proposed buildings.
THE UNBEAUTIFUL
IN LOVE WITH THE UNBEAUTIFUL

Astaire expects us to believe this tripe, 
“Council planning decisions are judged on each development’s individual merits, taking account of all the benefits a proposal brings to the city, its people and economy.
Westminster City Council has historically been opposed to high-rise development but certain members of the Planning Committee are deep in the pockets of greedy and corrupt property developers. 
WCC has a rotten history of corrupt practice by officers and councillors.