Sunday, May 20, 2007

Happy belated Birthday to Us

Something that we forgot to mention the other week was our birthday celebrations. It's been just over a year since we set this site up and in that time we've had immense fun and enjoyment. There was a time a few months ago where we were considering canning the whole thing, then one of our sources said that if we did, it would make them very pleased, we couldn't have that now could we?

It hs though been a crazy year for us that kicked off the day after the last elections. Before the end of that month the Dome/Casino story had begun to develop and the local press picked up on the site which increased the traffic which is healthy and stready.

In August we got this story into the public domain, resulting in this and this. We have to say that was a strange day, we were in a bit of daze seeing all the papers talking about our story, and then to see the TV news covering it as well and the Today programme it just seemed like a dream. The egos in the office grew that day to be sure (and they're still growing never fear).

We soldiered on though, and kept chipping away at the Council's PR machine. Eventually the Council threatened us with legal action over our logo (yes we're still working on the new one), and this threat had nothing to do with this story two days earlier.

We've had our open critics though, but unlike the Council we don't avoid their criticism and will happily publish it. The Council even made an implicit reference to us in November. We also brought the news of the Council plans to cut services although we had to apologise when our figure was £18 million too low.

In February we brought you the news that a congestion charge was coming to Greenwich, and we remain convinced the situation is being stitched up to ensure that the zone comes in. We certainly hope that we've provided our readers with a service that was previously lacking in Greenwich over the past few years, and just so the Council know, we're not going anywhere.

One last thing though, we've managed to blag our way onto the list for the Mayor Making ceremony this Wednesday. This will of course annoy the Council greatly. When we wrote about blagging our way in last year we hear it caused consternation from the Chief Executive, Mary Ney.

Hopefully the canapes will be better this time round, and we pray the leader's speech won't be as dull as dishwater. Still, we always have the sublime fresco to look at should it become too bad. Don't forget to read our archives.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous John said...

Happy Birthday and well done for a years' work.

John

12:21 pm  
Blogger Knit Nurse said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, and keep up the good work!

4:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not think of packing up, I look at your site on a daily basis, and find it mostly concurs with my views of Greenwich council, hence I enjoy it. This could be a wonderful borough with its green spaces, points of interest etc, but with this lot in charge we have council estates, high rise flats, and more than our fair share of minorities, oops who will be first to call me a conservative racist.

7:22 am  

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