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Hello David, I've heard from a family member in an IT business that Hyperoptic is actually very good. They use it at work. It's not available on his street at the moment or he would switch in an instant. He thinks it's probably the best one to get, you get a full fibre connection, so very good speeds and quite cheap.
Living on Aspen Park I had to take BT internet as it was the only one available to me at the time.
I now see that a company called Hyperoptic is available. Has any other resident taken Hyperoptic, it is certainly a lot cheaper than BT but does it do what it says on the tin?
I just wonder any recommendation for a temporary accommodation during this Christmas to New Year. I will be visiting my family on my own for one to two weeks in Haddenahm. Any BB or AirBNB will do from 24/12 to 2/1/2021. Dates — negotiable.
I am all for cycle and pedestrian safety and there is clear need for improvements. But I want to see the plans, consultations, project team and budget published for general consumption. I would be particularly interested to see the risk assessment documents. I also want the LA to publish clear educational/instructional documents on how they think drivers and cyclists should interpret and use the new layouts. With no central white line and having observed cars not sure whether they should be head on or not there is going to be tears. Who is responsible?
Editor's comment: An update from the Parish Council regarding the cycle path along Thame Road.
Please note that this is a Buckinghamshire Council project, so if residents wish to provide feedback, good or bad, they should do so at the following location: https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport/active-travel/active-travel-feedback/?fbclid=IwAR2ZfX26BlzwtxyFebnP_Iy8xdfolPERYfuf5PVuqv-80aAGUinT96_EpCQ
Are these available yet , where can they be purchased.
Editor's comment: A notification is imminent — please keep an eye on this website
Does anyone know a handyman who can do some small repairs around my house?
Couldn't agree more however the pharmacy couldnt have been more helpfull I was helped by a very nice lady.
More platitudes and excuses.
How many registered patients are over 65 ( well 66 now), how many patients are listed as vulnerable.? Seems to be simple arithmetic even a year ago.
The Health Centre serves itself, not the community.
So basically the Health Centre are saying "tough — we can't cope, we can't make appointments however vulnerable you are, our receptionists are free to be as obstructive as they like and we won't do anything about it."
News from Snakemoor:
The orchard area has a good crop of fruit this autumn — all are welcome to pick reasonable quantities (especially the damson tree, which is so heavily laden, a branch has sadly broken off) — as long as this is done with care, avoiding damage to the trees.
Brilliant Z.C.H. meeting last night via Zoom.
I have a few ideas.
Adult trikes with 20's plenty embellished on wearers Hi-Viz. Great traffic calmer, 3 wheels safer than two among potholes. A group discount buying scheme & someone local for repairs, they don't fit in cars!
Clover lawns are nitrogen fixating, drought tolerant, resists pet urine, grows in bad soil and attracts bee's.
Collect your 'grey' water for watering.
Any other ideas?
Our lovely window cleaner has just retired. Does anyone in the village have a recommendatiion for a good, reasonably priced window cleaner ?
Thanks very much
Secondly even in the absence of a historical association with slavery, the road name could be mistaken for a celebration of slavery. Even with a noticeboard explaining the history, drivers, cyclists etc. would see the name and could understandably make assumptions that locals feel slavery is worth celebration.
Also if the name is to do with how hard the ground was, the name Slave Hill belittles actual slavery — the abhorrent act of taking ownership of people, selling them like objects, separating families, raping, killing them.
Editor's comment: Dictionary definition of the verb: slave (away) (at something) to work very hard
I have a few thoughts about this proposal in the village of my childhood.
Firstly, I wonder if the council have consulted with Black residents about their thoughts — whether Slave Hill should be renamed, what it should be changed to. Just going ahead and changing it without consultation could be seen as empty virtue signalling and silencing Black voices. To ask local Black residents what they would like to change it to would be a far better way.
Please let's stop all this nonsense.
As a resident of Slave Hill, I have received a letter from the Council proposing a change of name for Slave Hill in light of recent events. This is driven by political correctness and I am totally against this proposal. "Slave Hill" is just a name and simply reflects the historical difficulty in working the stony ground of this area — it has nothing to do with the history of our black communities.
Please note, if you are a resident of Slave Hill then you need to reply to the council opposing the change. If they get no reply from your address they will take this as your approval for the change !
If you do nothing, then the name change will go ahead by stealth with all the huge implications and costs this carries.....
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Does anyone in the village speak fluent Russian ? I support a wildlife charity who is looking for some translation and voice over. If you are interested drop me a mail for more details.