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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

EXCELLENT PIECE ON THE ORANGERY



This well-written piece in the Daily Telegraph 


LINK

and yet another in the Times! 

LINK

Saturday, 22 April 2017

IS SANDELSON KNOWN TO FEILDING MELLEN?

Jonny Sandelson, the man behind bust Guestinvest which left investors up Excreta Creek without a Paddle LINK
Odd his autobiographical Wilki entry omits such important information.
But leaving investors high and dry has not stopped RBK&C dealing with him and his gang.
Sandelson and team have got their hands on the much loved Thamesbrook Home in Dovehouse Street. They plan to demolish it and replace this much-loved community asset with extraordinarily expensive and vulgar retirement homes for super- rich old bags like the awful Dame.
So, the hideous Stella Baillie, purportedly in charge of the welfare of the old, has struck yet another blow against the very people whose welfare she has responsibility for!
A home that could have continued to serve local people has been hijacked for the benefit of the ultra rich....most will have had no connection to the Royal Borough.

Friday, 21 April 2017

MR STALLWOOD SPRINGS AN EASTER SURPRISE!

Dear Dame
Please help us!
Cllr Coleridge tells us that we have to put up the money-making scheme to sell a street sweepers' depot to a developer "because the council is short of money". 
How can this be when it sits on over £300 million in reserves from over taxing us?
Having cleared £30 million flogging the site the street cleaning facility has been dumped on the Wiltshire Close housing estate - ignoring residents' concerns over noise, pollution and the disruption this will cause.  
Street sweepers currently have been caught on camera urinating in the Close. They congregate - very noisily - at 0600 each morning, using foul language as they shout to each other, and sweep through the area taking no care for elderly residents.  
The scheme is been rushed through by RBKC's Planning Dept. 
The Evening Standard have written this LINK

On Good Friday residents were informed by email only, of a Planning Meeting on April 25th to discuss this development, giving those with email access five working days in which to gather objections.    
Residents' store sheds will be demolished; they will lose cherished green space, and have to put up with noise and pollution in their open space.

With kind regards

A group of residents

Thursday, 20 April 2017

BREAKING NEWS! STALLWOOD SIDES WITH RESIDENTS.....

It seems Mr. Stallwood, our planning boss, has had a Damascene conversion. 
He is beginning to understand, being paid more than the PM, plus a gigantic pension pot, he needs to defend the interests of residents. 
The Evening Standard reports this LINK
His past record gave the impression residents were a bit of a nuisance and he preferred dealing with rich and powerful developers....
Maybe he fell for the charms of Miss Trollope?

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

DAILY MAIL SLAMS K&C'S TREATMENT OF THE LIKES OF THE DAME

The Mail has written a major piece castigating RBK&C over the standard of care for the elderly. See LINK
Predictably, our useless PR department, headed by Mr 'Fizzy' Fitzpatrick, and costing close to £500,000 a year, was impotent in protecting the Council's reputation.
The Dame has for many years recommended closing the PR department down and replacing it with a small, but efficient, external consultancy to handle communications. 

In doing so savings of 80% could be achieved with no liability for pensions or redundancy costs.

But back to the core topic. 

One disgraceful aspect of care for the elderly was the closure of Thamesbrook orchestrated by the dreadful Stella Baillie, the director responsible for care of the elderly.
The Hornet wrote a piece about Thamesbrook some time back. 
LAZY WHEALE
It gave the vile Baillie a real roasting over the shabby treatment of the residents of this much loved 'local' home.
You can catch up here LINK

And which Cabinet member is responsible for care of the elderly? Yes, you guessed: the utterly lazy Cllr Weale




A ROBUST OBJECTION TO THE DESECRATION OF THE ORANGERY

The old Dame, perusing comments, will often alight upon one succinctly summing up a situation.
This letter of objection does exactly that: unlike the silly nonsense produced by the Science Museum.....



"I can hardly believe the amount of PUBLIC money which has been spent on preparing this application. 
It is made worse by the sloppy, illiterate and inconsistent reporting of the benefits supposedly of the scheme. 
Is everyone cowed by the involvement of a Royal Palace? 
No one is above the law. 
And the law in RBKC is subject to CL7 and the latest SPD on basements. Only if the planning department and LPA want to drive a coach and horses through their own regulations and guidelines, should this application be allowed to go any further. 
It would be a traumatic development to a Listed Building and a blatant defiance of the 2 storey rule to allow it. 
Please refuse the application at the earliest opportunity and stop this haemorrhage of public funds. 

Sent by: Patrick Hope-Falkner

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

GRAHAM STALLWOOD'S NEWBY FRIEND WRITES A 'DEAR GRAHAM' LETTER!

Graham Stallwood must be desperately canvassing support for the mega basement proposed under Kensington Palace's Grade 1 listed Orangery.
His mate, Jonathan Newby of the Science Museum, has written this nonsense of a support letter on the spurious gounds that the Palace is a neighbour of the Science Museum!

Newby, deputy director of the Musum, clearly has hopes of an OBE for this grovelling piece of sycophancy
The Dame, ever aware of chicanery, notices the, "I confirm my support". 
Clearly, 'Jonathan' and 'Graham' have been having discussions on how best 'Jonathan' should couch his support.

There are 
reports staff are most unhappy with the idea of the subterranean area being a restroom for the fifteen minutes of R&R they are allowed. 
They have been forbidden to object.
Could the works also have something to do with freeing up space in KP to allow Princess Eugenie a pied de terre?
The building work will about take two years. 
Another reason for this destructive scheme is to intensify the commercialisation of the Orangery - so that more profitable private events can be held. 

Two years ago the Orangery and surrounding grounds was fenced off and closed to the public because a celebrity (sister of Paris Hilton) wanted her marriage celebrations to be held there.

To the north side of the Orangery (the rear) there is a 'wild life' area with mature trees, shrubs and many birds. 

This area would be destroyed.

Friday, 7 April 2017

EX SPY BOSS INTERROGATES SAVILLS

Following massive resident protest, David Graham's plan to build a mega basement under his Walton Street mansion was refused. It's all here LINK
Another Dame....



However, heads are now beginning to roll....
It seems that one planning officer, centrally involved in the entire sorry debacle, has been dismissed.



The Dame also hears the other formidable Dame, and former head of MI5, has called in Savills for some heavy interrogation.

Baroness Manningham-Buller is chair of Wellcome Trust. 
She is most horribly displeased with slimeball Savills for promoting Graham's horrendous scheme knowing it would damage Wellcome's local property portfolio. 
As she puts it to the Dame, over a cuppa, " Savills advises Wellcome so how on earth do they think they could operate in such a conflicted way?"

The lesson to be learned is this...one needs a long spoon to sup with Mr. Graham.
He brings trouble wherever he goes....