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Tooting drama

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Sirena, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I don't know what the exact story is but it will come apparent, presumably, in the next couple of days...
     
  2. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    I hope they find somewhere bearable to live soon, they've been waiting a long time now.
     
  3. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

  4. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    It's good to see how many offers of help they've had, although it's all the more puzzling why they've refused everything, even from their own people.
     
  5. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I think everyone says the woman is obstinate, obdurate and stubborn to the point of unreason. I don't care now.....
     
  6. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    So, no interrogation of why she's supposedly the above, just the withdrawal of your sympathy on the basis that she is those things. :facepalm:
    One of the key issues that people who live rough develop is their difficulty in living within the confines of housing. Add to this the possibility that it was trauma within housing that originally drove her onto the street, and your "I don't care" seems rather glib.
     
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  7. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    if you read the early part of the thread, everyone has tried to talk to her: her family, senior members of the Somali community, charities, the Council (on various occasions). She's been in hospital over the Winter. The Council have offered her two flats. Nothing has had any effect.

    What do you want me to do?
     
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  8. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    As of a short while ago, she is still there. Fwiw, ( as already mentioned ) i am not sure there is anything anyone can do
     
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  9. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    A year on and they are still camped outside Tooting Library in Mitcham Rd :(
     
  10. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Well-Known Member

    Still there the other day.
     
  11. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    :facepalm:
    As been said previously, they have been offered lots of help.
     
  12. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Yes I passed by the other day too.

    There was a time when her son was not with her and I thought he might have been given accommodation by someone while she decided to continue her vigil.

    But I think he was sitting with her when I went passed yesterday.
     
  13. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    It looks like more than 3 years and they're still there...

    But here's the next Tooting drama....

    Despite popular objections, the council is to chainsaw down a whole avenue of 50 mature Chestnut trees. A whole fucking avenue!:mad::mad::mad:

    The trees were originally planted 150 years ago (replacing an avenue that had originally been planted to mark Queen Elizabth i's coronation). Some of the trees have a canker and this has persuaded the Council (who have a grant to improve the Common) to cut down the lot

    Put a price on urban trees – and halt this chainsaw massacre | Patrick Barkham
     
  14. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    To think, Wandsworth prides itself on it's green open spaces, trees etc. :facepalm:
     
  15. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Well-Known Member

  16. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    What with the threatened Chestnut Avenue on Tooting Common and Sadiq Khan's intervention
    [​IMG]

    and the Somali family on the bench and Tooting being voted one of the 10 coolest places in the world, well......:confused::eek: It's all a bit random but I can live with the glory. :p:thumbs:
     
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  17. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    I would suggest leaving them be. A cold winter would push anyone indoors given a chance.
     
  18. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I don't think there's any other options or, rather, they won't accept them.

    But they've already done two winters....
     
  19. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    Find out what happened to their old house, who lives there now, maybe hash out a crowed funded solution/deal
     
  20. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I think they've been offered three flats but refused all of them. And it's not probably right to disturb the present tenants.

    The reason she lost the house, so far as I know, was because of non-payment of rent. Now, that might have been because she was in hospital for a time or because of some mental problems or it may have been just skanking. I don't know.
     
  21. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I understand there is a lot of security on the common this morning with a view to making a start on felling the trees later today :mad:
     
  22. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  23. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

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