Lot of competing Bayswater FB groups at the moment. Basically in response to Bassendean and Maylands residents snickering into their pinxtos in their pubs and small bars as Baysie continues to be a shithole with a cheese shop and (now) TBSP. The Bayswater Deserves What it Gets (I think it’s called) group, which recently organised a delegation with a high crackpot percentage to try and force the council to restrict development to 3 stories – which, as one commentator has put it, would ensure that Rub & Tugs and Cartridge World have low rent premises for decades to come. For once, council venality should turn out as an advantage as it assumed that the Save Every Cocos brigade will be fobbed off with some discount cartridges and off peak happy endings vouchers. It’s hard to see what they are trying to preserve. King William Street has nothing. There is no building there that would be missed if it were gone. There is no heritage to preserve. There’s free wifi in a spot where nobody has any reason to go. With great transport to get you to the place. And nothing there when you get there. Jesus if Basso is laughing at Bayswater, then there’s a problem. You’d think Basso would have trouble feeling superior with their Rolf Harris baggage. But no. And that’s scary. Photo by James N.