Monday, 15 December 2008

Ow. By dode!

If anyone has a spare nose could they let me borrow it. Mine's broken :(

We noticed on Saturday (or was it Sunday) as we drove past that the long-since-closed TV repair shop on the corner of Central Road and Windsor Road had a big van outside and that TVs were being moved from the shop into it. I'm not taking this as a sign of imminent development in the shop, more like someone's thought of a way they might be able to get a few quid for the TVs.

Coincidentally on Sunday evening almost exactly the same spot provided the action, as the Parkerilla relates:
"Walked up Central Rd and passed Windsor Rd (where Pizza express is) at 7.15 this evening (Sunday) and road was blocked off with one rapid response fire vehicle, two fire engines, one rapid response ambulance and one ambulance. Involved the flats above Mike's Music Store, saw an elderly man in a dressing gown being helped into the ambulance (walking wounded) and firemen setting up a portable pump for something or other. Walked past again at 7.30 having been to Sainsbury's and road still blocked off with ambulance and fire engines and firemen pumping something or other. Not a false alarm, something serious happening."

If anyone can fill in any more detail then please comment below or drop me an email.

Lastly the final phase of the SEN Transport debate takes place today, as the Local Guardian relates:
"Sutton executive councillors voted on Monday for pick-up points for a potential 85 special needs children in the borough once risk assessments were completed. But opposition councillors called back the motion the following day over concerns the proposals were too vague and would not reduce savings as expected. A final vote will now take place at the full meeting of the council today."

Speaking about the disabled children in question
...executive member for young people Councillor Tony Brett Young said he disagreed with criticism of the council over its suggestion the plans would benefit the health and wellbeing of the youngsters. He said: “Walking is healthy and for many it’s an opportunity to expand life experiences."

Let's see if the Lib Dems will toe the party line and use their majority to push this through or if they'll entertain an independent viewpoint.


Terry said...

Oh Dear, sorry to hear about the broken nose. Hope it had nothing to do with the office christmas party.

Michael said...

I also notice that there is another broken window in the ex TV repair shop that has been boarded up now. I wonder if that was the entry point for the person filling the van?

Anonymous said...

well brinkster i dont think you suffered a broken nose from the dodgys in the van,coz it was me and i didnt hit anyone honest guv

Worcester Park said...

I saw the window was broken, but assumed someoned had smashed it so they could dump another unwanted TV there.

Terry said...

Me again, did not want to jump to conclusions, but working in security, Christmas parties are the busiest times for broken noses. Putting 1 and 1 together and coming up with 3, Brinkster would there be an sia mark on the above van