Scout Hut funds boosted

“My sincere thanks to everyone who helped to make last night’s Christmas Light Switch-on such a success, we managed to raise a whopping £950 from the event towards the cost of building the Scout Hut – well done team!”  Yours in Scouting,  David Giles – Group Scout Leader.

The BBQ and Mulled wine stall proved very popular !

The BBQ and Mulled wine stall proved very popular !

There is great news too that the fund received an additional £1000 from a private donor and a cheque for £100 from a village resident towards the new Scout Hut.

 

 

Great evening at Lights switch-on

Well done to all the Scouts and their helpers for a fun evening on the Bogbean.  Burgers, hot dogs, mulled wine – and carols with the festive Rode Hall Silver Band.

Keep fairy lights in their boxes?

There have been a few light-hearted comments in the media about fairy lights slowing down ones wifi connection, and a new Ofcom app that can check for electromagnetic radiation interference – and there is a very interesting piece in The Guardian.

It could be why Jodrell don’t string fairy lights all around the Lovell’s infrastructure each Christmas – and maybe the Ofcom app could be modified for JBO to check if any households are creating stray radio interference…. !

“Are Christmas fairy lights really ruining your Wi-Fi?

Internet in the home lives and dies by the strength of your Wi-Fi, but lots of things cause interference. Here’s why, and what to do about it.

Why do fairy lights cause interference?

It’s all to do with electromagnetic radiation. Everything from light to microwave ovens and deep space radios use electromagnetic waves either to carry information or to impart energy.  Wi-Fi uses electromagnetic waves to send information to and from your broadband router and your mobile device or computer.

But everything that has electricity running through it also generates an electromagnetic field, and this causes interference to the electromagnetic waves attempting to travel through it.  Fairy lights are a mass of wires carrying a current which creates a small electromagnetic field and thus a little interference. ” Read the whole article here:  The Guardian 1st Dec 2015.

And the technical side…OFCOM’s role in protecting the radio band widths used by radio astronomy, highlighting the problems caused by terrestrial interference:

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/astronomy/main/

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/wireless-telegraphy-devices-2/responses/UK_Radio_Astronomy.pdf

 

 

HS2 terminus for Crewe

The news of the confirmed HS2 Terminus at Crewe and acceleration of the route’s construction will open up Cheshire East’s opportunities for jobs and housing, and may have implications for the Local Plan when assessing the OAN [Objectively Assessed Needs] for the area.  South Cheshire would become the gateway to the ‘Northern Power House’. 

HS2 route

HS2 route

You can see the whole route here:  HS2 route