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Waltham Forest Council Caught Out Again

23 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

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Yes, and it was so easy. Ask Waltham Forest Council a question, then a couple of days later, email the information Officer a “Freedom Of Information” request, asking for documents to substantiate the original question, then compare both responses. In theory, they should match. I did this, and the answers were different. I then forwarded • Read More »

LB Waltham Forest… again!

17 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

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Is it me, or does anyone else have to raise at least one complaint (normally several) everytime they contact Waltham Forest council? So far this week, I have had a missed call back, which I have sought compensation for, and an FOI request fulfilled by Housing with incorrect data (as it should show my data • Read More »

New week, same old mistakes

14 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

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When will Waltham Forest Council ever get things right? So many mistakes in one day alone, yet more complaints raised. No call back when requested, phone system put me through to private voicemail system, then cut me off after 15 mins. Needless to say, a complaint was raised, to improve the service. I even volunteered • Read More »

Capricorn One (1977)

11 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Film Reviews, Reviews.

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A bit too close to the nerve, maybe. Shot just a few years after the Moon Landings ended, and the conspiracy theories surrounding that, Capricorn One never had co-operation from Nasa in making this movie. This film tells the story of Earth’s first manned mission to Mars, on which a fatal flaw is detected before • Read More »

Redirects, Reviews And Other Animals

11 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

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The stream, scheduled for tonight, has been postponed. It has been so long since I last streamed, I am still attempting to get the keys working. In other news… The planned call back from the ombudsman did not take place, as expected. I am having issues with the Information Commissioner retrieving my own data from • Read More »

Film Types Explained

10 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Film Reviews, Reviews.

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To myself, I define movies into basic types. These are as follows: A simple linear timeline film, with a single main plot and a story which reaches a conclusion. As type 1, but where there are several stories going on, in addition to the main story. As Type 1 or Type 2, but where no • Read More »

Marooned (1969)

10 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Film Reviews, Reviews.

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This is a lesser-known movie I recently discovered. It has some big stars for the day in and is a fictional account of what may happen if a retro rocket fails to fire, for the de-orbit burn, which brings a spacecraft back to Earth. Remember, this was released at a time when USA was trying • Read More »

Jaws (1975)

9 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Film Reviews, Reviews.

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Possibly the best linear timeline and single-story ever (what I call a Type 1). Jaws is very well directed and edited. It uses little previews of upcoming events and music, to teach the viewer about things that will happen later, so as not to be overwhelmed. The story is simple. A killer shark starts eating • Read More »

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

7 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

Things only get more bizarre! I now have a letter from the head of Tenancy at Waltham Forest Council, withdrawing the recent letter issuing a SPOC and advising she will be reveiwing this in 28 days. My response: This is not sufficient, especially after the 15 months you and your staff have put me through! • Read More »

Callback From Ombudsman

4 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

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Well, after a slightly longer delay than expected, the nice man at the Housing Ombudsman called me this afternoon. I pointed out all the errors Waltham Forest Council have done since the ruling on 4 May 2021, and explained a few of the untruths that have been noted, and he is going to contact them • Read More »