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Re: Streatham Hill low traffic neighbourhood to be up and running mid August

Denward - I had assumed you were making a valid point about about 34.9 % of Wandsworth residents having mobility issues and having great difficulty in walking. It is now clear you made that up to try and make a point, but have been called out. Usually with reasonable and intelligent folks that would...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 25
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:51 pm

Re: Streatham Hill low traffic neighbourhood to be up and running mid August

Hi Denward,

The report/link does not back up your claim whether it is 34 or 34.9% - it does not even mention Wandsworth or great difficulty in walking.
Could you please clarify as you were using this figure to validate a point ?
thanks 
 
Forum: Local News
Replies: 25
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:54 am

Re: Streatham Hill low traffic neighbourhood to be up and running mid August

Denward - You state “38% of people in Wandsworth have mobility issues and great difficulty walking” I cannot see this in the report you attached.
Could  you find a link and share as interested to see the facts around this.
Forum: Local News
Replies: 25
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:05 am

Re: Streatham Hill low traffic neighbourhood to be up and running mid August

The whole point of these schemes is to force vehicles off the roads and reduce the total number of cars journeys.  There may as a result be a short term increase in pollution on main roads, but also a drop in overall pollution in surrounding areas where cars are now discouraged. This will further en...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 25
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:57 am

Re: Streatham Hill low traffic neighbourhood to be up and running mid August

Air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to health in the UK, with between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths a year attributed to long-term exposure. There is strong evidence that air pollution causes the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and lung cancer, and exacerb...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 25
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:40 pm

Re: Streatham Hill low traffic neighbourhood to be up and running mid August

The best way to improve the access of emergency vehicles throughout London is to reduce the number of other motor vehicles on roads. How do you achieve this ? Make people think as to whether they need to drive - most do not. Only way to reduce pollution in London is to reduce the number of motor veh...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 25
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:31 pm

Re: Emanuel School

@bookmummy
Could you clarify what the “huge concern for the wider community and pupils of other local schools,” actually is?

Assume you have children at the school so best course of action is to talk to the school and if still unhappy move them.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 9
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:45 am

Re: How big is the academic gap between Honeywell and Newton Prep?

@ionaB. National curriculum is a basis and is built to be accessible by all children. There will be children at all schools who are ahead of curriculum, those working at it and those struggling to keep up. Most good teachers can easily support this. If your child is academic they will with your supp...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 31
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:53 am

Re: How big is the academic gap between Honeywell and Newton Prep?

Know both schools well. There is definitely no academic gap. Really there is no academic race, except in our bubble. Secondary school starts at 11, GCSEs at 16, A levels at 18, for the academic, and then possibly University. Most important thing is that children are happy and enjoy their childhood. ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 31
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:52 pm

Re: A Level results for Nappy Valley Schools.

Well done to all our young people. Let’s hope they all got what they needed or get the courses they want through clearing.
In particular the first set of results from Bolingbroke are outstanding for a non selective state schools. Just brilliant and a real option for all our children.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 2
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:45 am

Re: Explaining economics: request for help

Try reading Economics: The Users Guide by Ha-Joon Chang. It is a simple book to read and takes you through the basics. Read reviews on amazon to give further background.
Replies: 3
Mon May 27, 2019 6:13 pm

Re: Dangerous junction outside Chestnut Grove Academy, Balham

If you want very little to change then leave the council and TfL to it. Their priority will be car drivers. If you want to get something done you will need to follow the lead of groups like Extinction Rebellion. Positive outcome would be to ban cars / vehicles between 7.30 and 9am and 2.45 and 5pm. ...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 3
Mon May 20, 2019 2:46 pm

Re: Wilson's vs Tiffin

@ rumourmill or is it @ fakenews Couple of simple clarifications. The intake of Wilson’s and tiffins is dominated by middle class parents with many of the children attending private primary schools. All will have employed private tutors. Both schools are harder to get into academically than the priv...
Replies: 7
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:24 pm

Re: To Board or Not To Board?

Boarding Schools are surely only for people who are unable to bring up their children (both parents travelling overseas where no schools available) or unwilling. Why else would you abandon your children into the care of strangers ? Children are so precious and their childhood so short and yet some p...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 15
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:59 am

Re: Get your education questions answered

@SW12Pops Thanks for the further insights and clarification. My only concern lies with the assertion that the teaching is always better in Independent Schools due to extra resources. This may be supported by inflated exam results, but is not by the performance on leaving school and attending Univers...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 27
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:57 pm