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by mosy
4 Nov 2020 13:26
Forum: Offers
Topic: FREE - Cream Leather Sofa and Chairs
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Re: FREE - Cream Leather Sofa and Chairs

Good to hear. Care to say which church charity it was? When I lived in Kent there was a charity called Kent Turnaround which did that and there must be lots and lots of people starting with little who'd be grateful for things that St Christopher's turn their nose up at for resale in their shops. The...
by mosy
3 Nov 2020 16:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sewer/drain location maps within home boundaries
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Sewer/drain location maps within home boundaries

Good thought. I doubt leaseholds existed in 1900, but might be something in the deeds?
by mosy
3 Nov 2020 16:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How will this lockdown affect us?
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: How will this lockdown affect us?

Another, this time relatively brief, lockdown is unlikely to make much difference in covid terms unless there's a radical change by the government re other steps that could help get on top of it. I know no-one who thinks otherwise. As Parker1970 says, many of us never really came out of lockdown apa...
by mosy
2 Nov 2020 20:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The NHS COVID-19 app
Replies: 43
Views: 6761

Re: The NHS COVID-19 app

Evidence from results (lack of) shows that much money generously bestowed on uncompetitive bids was pointless. Had the results been successful it might have been easier to stomach the blatant excess, but for failure? Also hard to stomach that companies willing to step in who could do the job or make...
by mosy
2 Nov 2020 18:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The NHS COVID-19 app
Replies: 43
Views: 6761

Re: The NHS COVID-19 app

...[clip]...The Tory party must do its patriotic duty and boot them out forthwith. I probably won't live long enough to see that happen, unless a few £10m golden handshakes get lost among the £billions already wasted. I've no doubt top dogs and underlings are all working 24/7 (some more than others...
by mosy
2 Nov 2020 18:36
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sewer/drain location maps within home boundaries
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Sewer/drain location maps within home boundaries

The water board ought to know where the respective pipes enter your fence boundary and maybe beyond that entry point. Assuming they can tell you, they ought to be able to tell you how to detect them, including how deep they're likely to be given the known outside entry point. If the water board can'...
by mosy
1 Nov 2020 17:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Street Names
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: Sydenham Street Names

Hi and welcome. It sounds fascinating and of course worthwhile to enable feeling to belong to the place they're in. Have you browsed this forum's Town Museum and Gallery yet? A couple of really knowledgeable posters contribute. I can't speak for them of course but perhaps if you made contact they co...
by mosy
31 Oct 2020 21:42
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sewing lessons
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Sewing lessons

Hi and welcome Mary_Kelly. Can I suggest you give the brand name of the machine and the model number or name? Or link to it on the John Lewis website. To post a link on here, you'd need to open the page on John Lewis that shows the machine, then copy the URL at the top that starts with http:// and p...
by mosy
23 Oct 2020 18:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poodle Club - free half-term lunches
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: Poodle Club - free half-term lunches

Thanks for the heads up. The Poodle Club's initiative is heartwarming and worthy of praise and gratitude from us all. (You'd think we were in Dickensian times.) A radio caller put it like this, that most people wouldn't even let a dog starve, yet our ruling body thinks it's fine that the poorest of ...
by mosy
21 Oct 2020 16:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 27
Views: 10900

Re: Freeview reception problems?

I've noticed a bit of halting or pixelation when the wind & rain was bad. I record to my computer whereby a right mouse-click offers four playback software options. Dodgy programmes sometimes hang or crash altogether on one but will play via another. Purely a guess, but maybe at time of recordin...
by mosy
16 Oct 2020 20:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 101
Views: 26757

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

Scrapping many road closures might be true, although I suspect Silverdale's closure might not be scrapped immediately. As mentioned elsewhere, they're demolishing Silverdale Hall to make way for building flats, which will no doubt involve more heavy machinery and concrete mixer lorries standing for ...
by mosy
9 Oct 2020 14:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The NHS COVID-19 app
Replies: 43
Views: 6761

Re: The NHS COVID-19 app

Re NHS and Excel, according to several computer people, It's been well known for years (as JGD said) that Excel drops off data it can't handle once full, so Serco should have known it was tagging onto, i.e. accepting data from, a system with limitations, and that they should have made provision for ...
by mosy
4 Oct 2020 11:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The NHS COVID-19 app
Replies: 43
Views: 6761

Re: The NHS COVID-19 app

A question on the test itself. The UK test, we are told, is pointless if no symptms are present (false negative) yet TV says that the White House personnel take daily tests. Do they use a different test?
by mosy
4 Oct 2020 11:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The NHS COVID-19 app
Replies: 43
Views: 6761

Re: The NHS COVID-19 app

Andy Burnham and others are still asking why test and trace is not handed to local authorities who have a better handle on outbreak hotspots plus better access to data which the government currently chooses to keep to itself or releases at the last minute. Given the app's shortcomings and uncertaint...
by mosy
3 Oct 2020 19:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham hall is no more
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

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: 3761

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: 1032

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: 11458

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: 11458

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: 11458

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...