Preventing Moped Crime, my steps

Southwark is one of the worst areas for feral young males on mopeds stealing phones, in particular round Surrey Quays in Rotherhithe. Police have been putting up signs round Southwark warning people of moped thefts, and by bus stops too.

I think we should all be aware of them and avoid walking down the pavement with a mobile and ideally, walk along the pavement in the other direction, the opposite of where they are going. Of course, in pedestrianised areas, just be vigilant. These men are particularly looking for those who are easy targets, and not paying any attention.

I don’t have an expensive iPhone and my phone is also registered on immobilise.com and is password-protected after a few seconds.

I have only noticed signs going up in the last a couple of years, so may be this is a new phenomenen learned from abroad.

UK: Sickle Cell: Black Blood Donors urgently wanted for NHS Blood Service

The NHS Blood Service urgently need 40,000 new black donors to help save the lives of patients with sickle cell disease.

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London: 18 June, 2017: My trip to two ‘Great Get Togethers’ in 30c Heat

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PHOTO: Southwark Street

I went to two Great Get Togethers, the first with a social group in Holborn and the other at Bankside in Southwark. strong> The Great Get Together was designed to bring communities together in memory of a Labour MP, Jo Cox, who got slain by an extremist.

It was a baking hot all day and I had to slap on 50 SPF factor sunscream. I forgot my sunhat though.

In the first Gathering in Central London, we brought along some food to share including bones for any dogs that may come along, and had a picnic under the trees in Holborn. We played ‘multicultural frisby’ afterwards. We also met an OAP from Southwark and shared some doughnuts and talked about country walks.

Afterwards, we invited him to come along to the Bankside Street Party, which was another Great Big Gathering and listened to music, watched ‘multicultural maypole dancing’, the Surrey Docks Farm animals and went on a Crossbones Garden Tour. It was great to see just by a council estate, a Shetland pony, some sheep, goats and chickens. The kids loved them.

In the Red Cross Garden, near Southwark Street, a woman called Charmaine had made a cake in the Bake Off which looked just like the Red Cross garden, complete with pond. You can see the photo here:

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Am now very knackered and very very hot so, although the Gathering was very good, it was nice to be back home! Look forward to some more Gatherings too.