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Re: Man on Bus

I am not a huge fan of uniforms, but not because it puts girls at risk - that may be possible but is, I believe, impossible to know with reasonable certainty, for the reasons mentioned earlier. There are many reasons to dislike uniforms; I personally prefer a reasonable dress code. I do wonder what ...
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Man on Bus
Replies: 18
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:02 pm

Re: Creating a will

I see. How about a will whereby if you die, your partner/spouse manages the assets, and viceversa, and only if you both die is a trust created? You have a trustee or a guardian? Would you be comfortable with the same person acting in both roles? Life insurance should always be written in trust - it ...
Replies: 11
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:09 pm

Re: Creating a will

What does for or against trusts mean? In what context are you considering one? Trusts can be a very complex matter, and proper professional advice can be expensive. I am not sure what you mean about a trust being there when needed. It is common, especially if you have children who are young or are j...
Replies: 11
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:15 am

Re: Man on Bus

But can you realistically conclude that British schoolgirls are more at risk than their European cousins, and that this is because of the uniform and not because of other factors? If we want to include incidents like this one, I am not sure reliable data exists, and, even if it did, how would you no...
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Man on Bus
Replies: 18
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:47 pm

Re: Man on Bus

Sorry to hear that, OP. Thinking about that, I wonder what the best response from another adult (beyond telling the man to back off and shut up) would be. You can't offer to walk the child home, that would come across as dodgy. Tell the child to call her mum, maybe offer your mobile to do it if she ...
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Man on Bus
Replies: 18
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:33 pm

Re: Creating a will

If your will is simply: give X to my wife and Y to my children, and appoint my sister as guardian of my minor children etc, writing it is a very banal task and you will basically get the same service from pretty much any solicitor. Where it can get complicated, and expensive, is if you want to creat...
Replies: 11
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:58 am

Re: Earlsfield - best areas for young family

OP, please take any feedback with a truckload of salt: I have very rarely, if ever, come across a reply to this type of questions that wasn’t along the lines of “wherever I live is best”. That’s not particularly useful – I think a list of pros and cons, of why some people may prefer one location whi...
Replies: 6
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:46 am

Re: Recommend a monitored burglar alarm system?

Thanks - with 550 posts in 10 years yours shouldn't be a fake account :) Can I ask you a few questions? Who else did you consider / how did you choose? What do they install outside? A shield with their logo? What does it look like? Does it have blinking lights? I always wonder if the local scrotes w...
Replies: 9
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:34 am

Re: Recommend a monitored burglar alarm system?

Are you a web developer (given the nickname)? If all you want is a deterrent, just put up one of those shields (like those with the ADT, Banham etc logos) at the front of the house, and one at the back. I find unmonitored or self-monitored alarms quite useless because they rely on you, or a trusted ...
Replies: 9
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:03 pm

Re: Recommend a monitored burglar alarm system?

Also:  Barry Bros in Paddington is one of the largest locksmiths and security installers in central London; they do everything and anything from cheap locks to expensive European bulletproof doors, alarms, safes, registered security keys, etc. For a cheap mortice lock it's better to call a local loc...
Replies: 9
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:12 am

Re: Recommend a monitored burglar alarm system?

I am answering my own question hoping it can be useful for other people. Barking Dog installs Texecom alarms (that's the brand) then outsources monitoring to another company; they bill you for the monitoring but the actual monitoring is not done by them. They charge about £220 p.a. + VAT for the mon...
Replies: 9
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:48 pm

Recommend a monitored burglar alarm system?

We're in the market for a new monitored burglar alarm system, that can alert either the police or nominated keyholders (not interested in DYI, unmonitored systems). What are your experiences / recommendations? How much are you paying for your alarm? We have found 6 companies but would like to narrow...
Replies: 9
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:40 pm

Re: Beware London Great Construction / Greg Builder (Mazur)

What contract did you have with the guy? I am assuming it wasn't a JCT contract? Did you pay all upfront?
Replies: 17
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:03 pm

Wandsworth test: are the percentiles ever published? E.g. a score of 250 corresponds to the top x% of pupils?

Just curiosity for now, but is there any information on the percentiles of the Wandsworth test scores over the years? In other words, is it, what?, the top 3% of pupils, the top 6%, or what, that gets a score of 250, etc? The Council's website has a link at the bottom  https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 1
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:44 pm