Welcome to Metroknobbers.
And so the plan for a random podcast was first hatched with @Darryl1974 whilst we were cycling around central London last Saturday as part of #safe4cycling.
It was a very valid ride, but something a little stale. The comment was made that it felt like Critical Mass Lite.
And then came the political speeches.
Labour, the LibDems, the Greens and Boris’ stooge all played to the pre-election gallery, saying how much they supported cycling in the capital.
JUST GIVE US YOUR CHUFFING VOTE, etc.
Darryl is an old hand when it comes to hyperlocal political blogging. I can bluff it along with the best of them.
We decided there and then to try and record a hit and miss podcast. The idea would be to look back at what we’ve been doing in our own hyperlocal patches over the past fortnight, as well as to share any thoughts on anything that takes our interest online.
We are being… Metroknobbers.
We’ve optimistically set the challenge of recording these every fortnight. We reserve the right to be more irregular as the work / life balance dictates. We may even give up after Metroknobbers No. 1.
We’re NOT paying for professional pod hosting. We’re NOT creating any of the social media channels for Metroknobbers either. We are who we are.
Darryl’s wonderful 853 Greenwich election count blog post
SE1 on twiter
SE1 talks to Peter John Leader of Southwark Council
East London Lines
Royal Barge for the Dear Leader
Lambeth Elections Results, via @BrixtonBuzz
Lambeth LibDem Wipe Out
Ex-Cllr Lumsden can now spend more time as Vince Cable’s SPAD
The stitch up of Comrade Kingsley
Ex-Cllr Jeremy Clyne
Greenwich Planing and IKEA
The social dispersal of Heygate residents in Southwark
On Blackheath Food Festival twaddle
Lewisham Bloggers – the new opposition?
Start a blog with Talk About Local
Simon Hughes – Dead Duck
Bermondsey by-election, 1983
Kate Hoey Vs Lambeth Labour
#LABOURDOORSTEP – bog off
Kate Hoey in Clap’ham
Chuff off #labourselfies
Charlton Tories Twitter – Sorry, that page doesn’t exist…
Mayoral manifesto – Free South London…
Rashid Nix, Green Party video
Kings Cross Environment
The Lambeth / East Hampshire connection, Comrades
Charlton FC Manager update
Gavin Rose’s Pink ’n’ Blue Army