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In 1781 the good ship Zong was becalmed in mid-Atlantic and running low on supplies so captain threw 132 slaves over the side to their deaths. The owners claimed for them on insurance starting a legal battle which let former slave (& former #Greenwich resident) Olaudah Equiano...
...(111 Maze Hill since you ask) & Granville Sharp use the case to press for abolition of slave trade & slavery. The owners eventually lost but the Solicitor General would not prosecute the owners because "This is a case of chattels or goods. Blacks are goods and property..." is madness to accuse these... well-serving honourable men of murder… The case is the same as if wood had been thrown overboard” Sometimes we can't shelter behind the law and sometimes we must break it. I'm not weeping for the Bristol Harbour submarine
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Due to continued crowds and people not doing the right thing, I’ve discussed with the team at @Royal_Greenwich & the foot tunnel in #greenwich will be closing imminently- bringing a @SantanderCycles from another part of town doesn’t constitute an essential journey! #COVID19
I’ve spoken to @MayorJohnBiggs & whilst this is a very regrettable decision, we don’t have any choice today as there are just too many people. Our teams at @Royal_Greenwich & @TowerHamletsNow will work together this week to see what we can do to address this issue.
It’s worth noting we haven’t had any issues in the week so perhaps a weekend closure will be required, but we will see.
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Questions from councillors are here - apparently it would cost £10k to migrate old council docs onto the new council website (why does the press office never say this kind of thing when asked?) #greenwich…
oh-ho, it's @Billo20Four7 with a public question on the willow trees on the Thames Path (…) - he wants a protection order put on the trees. Sizwe James says he will write to site owners #greenwich
@Billo20Four7 Now here's @Billo20Four7 again asking about the lack of enforcement of pavement parking. "Pavement parking should be enforced and if you have any examples then please write to me," says Jackie Smith, enforcement cabinet member. Her email box is about to explode #greenwich
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From #Mayfair to #Battersea, #Hackney to #Greenwich, we're looking for companies, mosques, synagogues, churches, and anyone with big hearts & sustainability goals to collect bikes for refugees with us.
#RefugeesWelcome #cycling #sustainability #CSR
It is really easy to become a donation point. You need a tiny bit of space and we'll do the rest -- pick them up, fix them up, and pair them with a refugee or asylum seeker to help them get around their new city and access vital services.
We've partnered with @ecargobikes, @weareberyl, @SpireCafe, @JRSUK and many many others - let us know if you'd like to chat with any of our partners to find out how easy it is!
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