All posts tagged: feature

Anniversary blog: beyond the bunting, cake and bubbles

Your business has plenty of milestones: when you started out, moving to bigger premises, or maybe entering a new market… Just the opportunity to create a blog – keeping in mind your ideal clients and how you help them. In this monthly article about digital skills, here are five ideas to help you create that celebratory blog. 1: Images Think laterally. You may find just the celebratory image of cake you need… but searching for bunting may allow you to hit on something better. Compelling images will add to your blog’s appeal. When you promote it, those photos will make your social-media posts alluring too. There are plenty websites with free imagery if your budget is limited. I often use the sites Pixabay and Unsplash. (Please credit the photographer.) If it’s a significant anniversary, consider working with a professional photographer. 2: Promotion Think ahead to the attention you want the blog to garner. Croydon Chamber of Commerce appears in some of my blogs, as well as the East Dulwich network Cooking with Scissors. When I promote the blog on Twitter, guess who …

Black and White Style on our High Street

Style is one of those things that is indeed a black and white issue, with a monotone palette you cannot go wrong, as Lawrence Roullier-White discovers on our local high streets. Oh Dear All Gone Bowl, £10, from Bunka, Dartmouth Road, SE23 White Wax, £4.95 and £8.95, by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint from The Dulwich Trader, Croxted Road, SE21 Chevron Vase, £26.95, from Ed, North Cross Road, SE22 Bloom by Edward Chell, £15.00, from Horniman Museum & Gardens, London Road, SE23 Willow Cushion, £ 47.50, by Lorna Syson, from Horniman Museum & Gardens Labour of Love X Walala Black White Reversible Tote Bag, £70, by Dulwich based designer Francesca Forcolini from labour-of-love.co.uk Labour of Love X Walala Shell Parka, £150, by Dulwich based designer Francesca Forcolini from labour-of-love.co.uk Lycanthrope Framed Print, £165, from Mrs Robinson, Lordship Lane, SE22 Loeffler Randall Greer Boots, £465, from Question Air, Lordship Lane, SE22 Pour Homme by Carven, £70, from Roullier White, Lordship Lane, SE22 Dressing Room Candle by Birch & Brook, £30, Lordship Lane, SE22 Large Geo Case, £30, …

SE22 Councillors – August edition

Good Luck – Exam Results For all those families with exam results pending – good luck for A level results on18 August and GCSE’s results 25 August. We have really good secondary schools locally so I’m sure we’ll see more brilliant results. Good Luck to everyone. Before going on holiday… Many of us will be fortunate enough to be going on summer holidays. So this is a good time to think about holiday security to minimize the risk of us being burgled while we’re away – I hope this checklist is helpful: Check your home insurance cover – ensure new purchases are covered. Install timers – evening light, invest in a TV simulator e.g. “Fake TV”, leave a radio on a timer during the day. Appear to be at home (but don’t drive your neighbours mad with timer loud controlled devices). Leave curtains and blinds open – closed or half closed curtains throughout the daytime apparently can make it obvious you’re away. Mow lawns before going away, cut hedges and plants down to below chest height so …

Familiar Faces Return to Hamlet

Football returns to Champion Hill this month after a busy summer for manager Gavin Rose. A number of familiar faces have moved onto new clubs but there was also news of returning heroes. Commanding keeper Phil Wilson, a terrace favourite during his time with the club has moved on to divisional rivals Mersham after losing his place towards the end of last season to the on loan Preston Edwards. Edwards secured a rather unfortunate world record earlier in his career after receiving the most quickly recorded red card for a goalkeeper. However during his time at Hamlet he has looked anything but rash and to secure a player of his calibre must be seem as a relative coup for the club. Perhaps less surprising was the departure of young defender Ethan Pinnock, named player of the year for the last two seasons it was only a matter of time before he got the opportunity to step up that he deserved. This has materialised as he moves onto Conference National side Forest Green Rovers. Pinnock will …

SE22 Councillors: Southwark Council Only Online

Southwark Council decided several months ago to encourage residents to reports issues and access services online. Nothing wrong in that. But the encouragement has now become draconian. I’ve had older residents reporting to me that it means they’ve been unable to access services. A missed bin collection used to be a quick phone call. Now residents are being refused when trying to report such issues over the phone but interrogated as to why they’re not reporting it over the internet. Do they have any relatives they could call to report it over the internet! Other residents are complaining to me that to report things online to Southwark Council requires lots of personal information completely unrelated to any possible query. If you have any problems reporting basic service issues to Southwark Council please get in touch. We need to ensure all our residents find it easy to get the services they’re paying for. North Cross Road Market After listening to lots of feedback from residents I’ve asked the council markets team to close North Cross Road …