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by mosy
3 Oct 2020 19:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham hall is no more
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: Sydenham hall is no more

Jumble sales don't work in a disposable society where new stuff is cheap and replaceable, but might come back if saving the planet's resources takes hold and things made to last re-emerge, i.e. without built-in obsolescence. I've always thought that abandoning youth halls, I don't know table tennis ...
by mosy
2 Oct 2020 12:00
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 2
Views: 9890

Re: Quick question

AndrewPayton, Hi and welcome. I'm not sure I understand the question, because in my thinking roof insulation would only be needed if a loft conversion was planned, and "breathers" were installed in the roof itself. This because condensation rises up to the roof cavity and is cleared by air...
by mosy
2 Oct 2020 11:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham hall is no more
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Sydenham hall is no more

For info, the Sydenham Hall small community building near the top end of Silverdale is now all but gone, to be replaced by a housing building, which doesn't appear from the plans to be too much to worry about in aesthetic terms at least. However, I have noticed a Japanese Knotweed treatment/eradicat...
by mosy
16 Sep 2020 17:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 13158

Re: Masks

Many thanks Syd. I'll have to peruse it later and will come back if anything useful to say.
by mosy
16 Sep 2020 13:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 13158

Re: Masks

It was certainly in my thinking that people who most need high protection masks are often those least likely to be able to breathe through them, and probably aren't sewing wizzards either although home-made masks can be bought online (e.g. via Etsy). Maybe one of Sydenham's dry cleaners with an alte...
by mosy
16 Sep 2020 10:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 13158

Re: Masks

Yes alwyn. Although, tests on ease of breathing showed a drastic reduction with more layers or e.g. vacuum bag filter paper which is highly effective. Hence the now readily available double layer masks that more people can and are more likely to wear is considered a happy medium especially if couple...
by mosy
15 Sep 2020 13:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mess left in Mayow Park
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: Mess left in Mayow Park

I think litter bins became scant as long ago as the parcel bomb scares so are often inadequate in parks on busy days. That said, some people believe they have a right to leave rubbish as it keeps someone in a job clearing it up. That's something said to me once when I told somebody off for littering...
by mosy
14 Sep 2020 18:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 13158

Re: Masks

Syd, what is new about that study's findings please? What date was it published? It's been known for ages that typical blue masks will keep out the virus to about 60% as do double layer home-made cotton masks, that inhaling fewer droplets usually leads to milder symptoms, and that being in contact w...
by mosy
12 Sep 2020 18:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 13158

Re: Masks

Yes Robin Orton, it does seem odd that a recorded message would not implore or remind people to wear their masks over nose and mouth for the duration of their journey on a bus where distancing is impossible at times. At one time and generally, we were told not to touch masks once in place or risk tr...
by mosy
12 Sep 2020 18:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Rubbish on sydenham high st
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Rubbish on sydenham high st

Hi Formernortherner and welcome :) What you might be noticing are the bags put out for collection at specific times (e.g. around 6pm) by high street (Sydenham Road) shops. They don't have back ways so their rubbish has to be put out front for collection. There might be rogue bags of course, but legi...
by mosy
26 Aug 2020 22:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anti mask culture
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

Re: Anti mask culture

Many thanks JGD. I suppose we need a time machine to go back for each person who has symptoms to before they had and track and trace contacts in the days prior. It does seem though that the most virulent exposure recorded is in the first few days of a person showing symptoms - and recognising them a...
by mosy
26 Aug 2020 16:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anti mask culture
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

Re: Anti mask culture

Does anyone know what's said by the science if "you" are covid free then imbibe some covid droplets, how quickly you transmit these to another? Do you instantly (and thereafter) breathe the virus out possibly onto others or does it need to take hold in you first (incubation for symptoms ti...
by mosy
22 Aug 2020 18:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refurbishment of Billings in September
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: Refurbishment of Billings in September

Will Billings be doing deliveries or ring and collect as I think they have other shops too don't they? They won't want their regular customers to drift away so it might be worth asking.
by mosy
22 Aug 2020 16:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refurbishment of Billings in September
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: Refurbishment of Billings in September

I'm not a big cheese eater but found these people who'll deliver Dorset Red for £5.95 if under £25, which isn't bad if buying a batch with other cheeses or meats from their menu: https://www.thedorsetmeatcompany.co.uk/product/dorset-red-190g/ They say it's not dissimilar to Red Leicester, which is e...
by mosy
30 Jul 2020 16:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Eating out in August
Replies: 0
Views: 2234

Eating out in August

Government link here. Enter postcode to find eateries which have signed up to the government's 50% off for sit-down patrons during August: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-a-discount-with-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme T&Cs apply to the scheme, as will pre-booking, distancing etc rules apply per ...
by mosy
11 Jul 2020 11:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 104
Views: 54331

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

Surely the fact is that it is done now and the temporary measure could be there for 6-18 mths during full consultation. As the chances of getting the measure reversed overnight must be nil to zero, maybe time would be better spent collecting evidence and formulating an objection or alternative submi...
by mosy
7 Jul 2020 16:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Stunning Sydenham
Replies: 2
Views: 2635

Re: Stunning Sydenham

Stunning indeed. It's been sunny and an almost cloudless sky for a few days now at 4.30am, though not necessarily the brilliant red captured perfectly on Mr Cameron's video. Then the cumulus cotton wool clouds wake up and fill the sky not that much later. On a whim, I bought one of those 8cm crystal...
by mosy
7 Jul 2020 15:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 104
Views: 54331

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

Thank you Sydenham. It seems to have been changed since public feedback "could be" considered is now "will be", and now forming part of a full statutory consultation. It does say that the ETO (presumably temporary measure) may be in force for 6-18 months. " The data and publ...
by mosy
7 Jul 2020 11:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 104
Views: 54331

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

Sydenham, the decision appears already to have been taken. What majority percentage of adverse or disapproval comments would be needed to effect a U-turn?

I'm sure many would add their comments to the website if they thought it'd make a jot of difference to what seems to be a done deal.
by mosy
6 Jul 2020 19:54
Forum: Offers
Topic: Property Photography
Replies: 1
Views: 6216

Re: Property Photography

I genuinely wish you well. I'm wondering though: How do your photos supersede estate agents' photos, usually taken according to what they think will "sell" a property on their online listings? Or do you come into your own for private property sales adverts?