NSMRA – GRAND ANNUAL STREET SALE PLANNING MEETING

Newsletter 2 July 2019   –  nsmra.org/

 

Grand Annual Street Sale

 

Every year since time began, we have all had stuff we want to get rid of.  And NSMRA has provided the answer in our neighbourhood through the medium of the Grand Annual Street Sale.   

So adjust your diaries to 31 August 2019 and mark that date with an indelible mark.  For the Grand Annual Street Sale (GASS) 2019 will happen thereon.    

So what is GASS? Essentially, we turn our curtilages into stalls, selling our stuff to each other, and to those who come from outside in search of the Titian that has been sitting in your attic, or the surplus plums from your tree, the eel and quince preserve you have lovingly created, or your mother in law.

The main activity takes place around the church, and tables are available there if you are far away.

But that is not all.  Because before the Street Sale is the Beating of the Bounds.  Imagine a benign Pied Piper of Hamelin, leading children on a willow-frond powered rampage through our streets.

Is there no end to this excitement? Probably not. But can you help? If you can please come to the…
 

GASS PLANNING MEETING

9 July 2019 at 155 Haliburton Road.  7.30pm.  Bring your ideas.

 

 

Dates for your diary

31 August 2019 – Grand Annual Street Sale
12 October 2019 – International Food Day (provisional)

 

 

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NSMRA – URGENT REQUEST FOR HELP

Newsletter  19 June 2019   –  nsmra.org/

 

Church Roof Damage.
Low flying helicopter: 
witnesses sought.

Revd Richard Frank has asked whether anyone saw or heard the low flying helicopter which appears to have dislodged tiles at around 11pm on 24 May 2019 and is prepared to give a statement as to what happened.  If so, could you please contact Jon Wooden on jonwoodenallsouls@gmail.com

 

 

22 June 2019 – River Celebration Day
31 August 2019 – Grand Annual Street Sale
12 October 2019 – International Food Day (provisional)

 

 

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NSMRA – RIVER CELEBRATION DAY

Newsletter 18 June 2019   –  nsmra.org/

 

Time to get your feet wet with…


The 42nd! ANNUAL RIVER CELEBRATION DAY
Saturday 22 June 2019
 
Celebrate our fabulous river, meet neighbours, and have fun!
 
Since 1977, our local River Celebration Day, organised by the Tidal Crane Association and supported by Thames 21 has been an opportunity for neighbours and their families to get together and enjoy the river. 

All local residents interested in our wonderful river are very welcome. 

What’s it all about?
10.30am: meet for coffee at Willow Cottage, 9 Talbot Road, TW7 7HG followed by River Clearing + History Walk along the upper reaches of the Tidal Crane (ends approx 12.30pm). Older children (7+) welcome but must be accompanied by parents at all times. Waders and rubbish collection equipment will be provided by Thames 21 www.thames21.org.ukyou need belt or belt loops on trousers to attach waders. Clothing: old trousers, socks and old trainers in case no waders fit, long sleeved top, warm top or sun hat/water depending on weather. If rainy, come anyway for a chat, coffee, nuggets of history, and information!
 
During the River Clearing there will be River Dipping for younger children (weather permitted). A chance to fish in the Crane and find out more about the creatures that live in it. Wear wellies and do bring a fishing net if you have one.  Children must be accompanied by parents.  Please come along to Willow Cottage coffee for safety briefing and venue information.

4pm: Family Tea + fun live music at 89 Haliburton Rd TW1 1PD (Carolyn and Richard’s)
Children welcome – please bring a cake or biscuits, home-made always especially welcome! Various children’s toys provided but feel free to bring some. Will go ahead whatever the weather!
  
8pm: Barbecue! (venue announced on the morning)   NO CHILDREN – 16+ or babes in arms only. Please bring something to cook on the fiery coals: it helps us if you can leave plastic packaging home if at all possible. Also either a salad or a pudding to share, as well as something to drink.

For information about River Celebration Day and lots more about the tidal Crane please see the Tidal Crane Association’s website

www.e-voice.org.uk/tca/. Please add your email address.

The Tidal Crane Association will have a collection at the coffee/tea/BBQ to cover printing costs. Information about invasive species will also available on the day. 

 

Big Lunch report

 
This was successful despite having to be moved into the Church on account of mercurial weather.  Many thanks to All Souls for their hospitality.
 

Dates for your diary

22 June 2019 – River Celebration Day
31 August 2019 – Grand Annual Street Sale
12 October 2019 – International Food Day (provisional)

 

 

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NSMRA – BIG LUNCH – IMPORTANT

Newsletter 16 June 2019   –  nsmra.org/

 

BIG LUNCH 2019 TODAY
RAIN? NO PROBLEM

The weather is not delightful today!  So with thanks to All Souls, the Big Lunch will take place inside the church.  The bouncy castle is already set up inside the main hall, so the children’s activities will go ahead as planned.

We may need a little more time to set up, and any help would be appreciated.  We expect things to be ready by 1pm.

 

 

Dates for your diary

16 June 2019 – Big Lunch
22 June 2019 – River Celebration Day
31 August 2019 – Grand Annual Street Sale
12 October 2019 – International Food Day (provisional)

 

 

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NSMRA – BIG LUNCH DETAILS AND ROAD CLOSURE

Newsletter 12 June 2019   –  nsmra.org/

 

BIG LUNCH 2019
REMINDER this SUNDAY

You will have seen the posters all around the streets promoting the 10th Big Lunch.  What’s it all about???   Every year for the last decade the corner of Northcote Road and Haliburton Road has been given over to the Big Lunch. It’s a really simple idea.  You turn up, with friends and family, and find a place, sit down, and share your lunch with your neighbours and locals.  There are activities for children, provided by All Souls’ Church, and we are hoping for some live music; not forgetting the traditional raffle (with fantastic prizes) to pay for the insurance and the cost of closing off the road (see below).   

There are no tickets, it costs nothing – you just need to turn up with a smile.

Please note that there is a slight shortage of tables and chairs this year so if you can possibly bring a picnic table if you like nearby this will assist.  Also if you are free to help set up there are things to do from about 10.30am on Sunday! 


 
The road closure covers Northcote Road  from the junction of Newry Road to the end, and that part of Haliburton Road adjacent to the curtilage of the church.  Access to and egress from this area will be limited to emergency vehicles after about 11am until about 5pm.  It would be really helpful if you could move your car away from the core area which is more or less the area around the church.

 

 

Dates for your diary

16 June 2019 – Big Lunch
22 June 2019 – River Celebration Day
31 August 2019 – Grand Annual Street Sale
12 October 2019 – International Food Day (provisional)

 

 

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NSMRA – URGENT MESSAGE ABOUT ROAD CLOSURE TUESDAY 4 JUNE

Newsletter  31 May 2019  number 2 –  nsmra.org/

 

Church Roof Works
Road closure Tuesday 4 June.

Apologies for sending out a second email today, but we’ve just received an urgent request from Revd Richard Frank to publicise the very necessary  arrangements for making the church roof safe, which involve a road closure.  If you use the part of Northcote Road between Haliburton Road and Newry Road, please make sure you read the full details on the link below.

 

 

Dear Neighbours

Many will know about the lost tiles last Friday night from the church roof (turns out, most likely, to have been caused by a Police Helicopter!!)…

We need (of course) to fix the damage and have to bring in an enormous cherry-picker to do that as swiftly as possible on Tuesday next week (4th June).

We’re embarrassed that this work will cause fuss and inconvenience… Sorry!

Please read my letter and all the details here online: 
www.allsoulschurch.org.uk/roof-repairs/

Richard Frank (Rev) – Vicar
__________________________________________

 

Residents’ Meeting

To talk about the arrangements for the Big Lunch: Wednesday 5 June at 155 HALIBURTON ROAD at 7/30pm.  

 

Dates for your diary

16 June 2019 – Big Lunch
22 June 2019 – River Celebration Day
31 August 2019 – Grand Annual Street Sale
12 October 2019 – International Food Day (provisional)

 

 

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NSMRA – BIG LUNCH DETAILS AND MEETING

Newsletter  31 May 2019   –  nsmra.org/

 

BIG LUNCH 2019

You will have seen the posters all around the streets promoting the 10th Big Lunch.  What’s it all about???   Every year for the last decade the corner of Northcote Road and Haliburton Road has been given over to the Big Lunch. It’s a really simple idea.  You turn up, with friends and family, and find a place, sit down, and share your lunch with your neighbours and locals.  There are activities for children, provided by All Souls’ Church, and we are hoping for some live music; not forgetting the traditional raffle to pay for the insurance and the cost of closing off the road (see below).   

There are no tickets, it costs nothing – you just need to turn up with a smile.

It’s great fun. But as with all these things, a helping hand would not go amiss!  Bunting needs putting up, tables and chairs need arranging, and there’s a clear up to do at the end.  If you can assist, do not shy away, please complete the form at this link.
 
The road closure covers Northcote Road  from the junction of Newry Road to the end, and that part of Haliburton Road adjacent to the curtilage of the church.  Access to and egress from this area will be limited to emergency vehicles after about 11am until about 5pm.  It would be really helpful if you could move your car away from the core area which is more or less the area around the church.

Residents’ Meeting

To talk about the arrangements for the Big Lunch: Wednesday 5 June at 155 HALIBURTON ROAD at 7/30pm.  

 

Dates for your diary

16 June 2019 – Big Lunch
22 June 2019 – River Celebration Day
31 August 2019 – Grand Annual Street Sale
12 October 2019 – International Food Day (provisional)

 

 

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NSMRA – AGM reminder

Newsletter  7 May 2019   –  nsmra.org/

 

NSMRA AGM TOMORROW REMINDER!

You will have seen the posters all around the streets, but please take this as a gentle reminder that the AGM will be on 8 May 2019, in the Little Hall, All Souls’ Church.  The meeting will start at 7.30pm, but a glass of wine and a warm welcome and a chance to mingle will be there from 7pm.   On the Agenda:

Apologies
Last Years’ Minutes (draft available from this link)
Reports from Chairs and Treasurer
Election of Officers (nominations can be taken at the meeting or by email in reply to this newsletter)
Neighbourhood Watch
Local issues
Social Events – list below – help and input always needed!
AOB (if you have specific items to raise, by all means email)


So why not come along and take part in your association?  Also, if you live near a recently arrived resident, please tell them about this Newsletter and the Association, which is starting its 17th year.   

 

Dates for your diary

8 May 2019 – AGM (see above)
16 June 2019 – Big Lunch
22 June 2019 – River Celebration Day
31 August 2019 – Grand Annual Street Sale
12 October 2019 – International Food Day (provisional)

 

Big Lunch – 10th anniversary

This year’s Big Lunch is the 10th one that the Association and All Souls’ Church have collaborated upon.  For anyone new to the area, the Big Lunch involves closing off the area around the corner of Northcote Road and Haliburton Road, setting out loads of tables and chairs and saying to anyone who’d like to take part, neighbours, congregation, friends, all:  come along, and share your lunch with others.  There are activities for children, a raffle, and music (that depends on you, by the way).  If it rains, then sanctuary is offered by the church.   It’s always fun.  Because it’s the 10th anniversary, shall we do something special?  An item for the AGM…

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Good Neighbours in a Wireless World

(written by our friendly Neighbourhood Watch coordinator)

Internet access to the home and wireless communications within the house are the norm in our area, the majority of houses have them. They come from different suppliers, use different brands of hardware but in the end all Wi-Fi is a radio signal, and it can get impacted by a number of things; including other Wi-Fi signals. This is a short guide on how we in NSMRA can help ourselves and our neighbours to have better and faster Wi-Fi by following a few small suggestions.

What is Wi-Fi?

Trying to avoid getting too technical, most domestic Wi-Fi devices use the 2.4 GHz band radio signal to communicate from a device to an access point, normally your router. More recent ones can use the 5 GHz range as well. The principles of the suggestions here generally apply to both but the detail is more on the 2.4 GHz variant as it is more common.

Problems

The radio signal of domestic Wi-Fi is not that strong and signal strength actually halves about every three metres you move away from the router. You could actually move through your house and move closer to your neighbour’s device as you do so without realising it as we do not all have them in the same place. That’s not much of an issue if you’re on totally different channels, but if you are on the same channel or one close to each other you can get slow downs.

If you look at your Wi-Fi router configuration you can see that you can set the Wi-Fi channel you are using. It will suggest for 2.4 GHz range you can use channels 1 to 13, but that is really misleading. There are not 13 channels that do not interfere with each other.

Think of it like tuning a radio in. You may want to tune into a certain station and as you move toward it you will hear the sound slowly come in, crackling and distorted, until you are fully tuned in for a clear sound. Carry on moving the tuner slowly along and the signal fades out. Wi-Fi is the same, if you try to tune into channel 5 you’re going to bleed into space shared with channels 4 and 6 doing so. The picture below shows how real signals bleed over each other.

There are multiple “VM” signals here on different channels, causing contention all across the spectrum. This is a good example of one badly set up wi-Fi impacting several others.

When the signals are bleeding over each other you can experience slowness on your connection as the signal is getting interference and your data may be corrupted in transmission, meaning it gets retransmitted. It’s all in the background to you, the only thing you’ll see if it getting slow.

Best Practice

There are only three channels you can use without bleeding over neighbours – channels 1, 6 and 11. If you are on channel 6 and your neighbours either side on 1 and 11, you’re going to get the cleanest signal you can. The picture below shows a really good set up within the NSMRA streets.

This means working with your neighbours to help each other. The table below gives an example to follow:

House Number Channel to Use
1 1
3 6
5 11
7 1
9 6
11 11
13 1
15 6
17 11

Remember there’s not a great benefit in you using 1, 6 or 11 if your neighbours are using channels immediately next to you, or worse, several channels. So for the best service it’s good to talk to your neighbours.

As Wi-Fi travels if someone is three doors away on the same channel as yourself, the signal will be much weaker than yours so should not be an issue.

The picture below shows a good example.

Help

If anyone has a problem checking their channels please let us know if you need any help.

Addendum

Other Wi-Fi issues

Most houses in the NSMRA area are of similar sizes, but inside they have very different builds of rooms, walls, kitchen, microwaves etc. Wi-Fi routers are placed in different positions. All of these can impact the service you get around the house, and getting a clean signal is not the only action you need to take to get a decent network. To ensure all your rooms get the coverage you want you may have to add in more equipment, but you should add it using the same principle of channel choice.

You can use powerline type Wi-Fi extenders, wired extenders or wireless extenders.

Whole-home style solutions

These systems position additional Wi-Fi access points in one or more other rooms, depending on your needs. They communicate back to your router, normally using Wi-Fi, to a unit connected using wires to the router. These devices are good in that they will take your existing network ID (SSID) and channels, extending them around the house. They handle passing your connection between themselves as you walk around the rooms transparently to you. By keeping the same channels they do not create any issues for you or the neighbours.

Variations are available from Google, BT, Netgear, TP-Link, Huawei and many others.

Plug based extenders

These can repeat a signal to another room but they do not handle the transparent passing of your link to another if you move around. They may not have the same SSID, making you login again if you change rooms. As such they’re ok to fix a small problem, but nothing massive.

If they are not using the same SSID and you put them on the same channel, they can interfere with your router, and if you put them on a different one, you interfere with your neighbours. So they are to be used with caution.

The worst thing that you can do is use several plug based extenders around the house and put them on multiple channels. Do this and you are creating problems for yourself and others. Please avoid this!

Powerline

The devices were initially used to extend wired networks – you plug them in and they link over your domestic power wiring. Quality depends on your wiring and if they are on the same ring. One end has to take a wired port of your router so they are limited in that respect. They provide one or two network ports in another room and some have Wi-Fi. The same limitations as plug based extenders then become applicable.

Microwaves

Microwaves work on the 2.4 GHz frequency to heat up food. A Wi-Fi router works normally at 100 milliamps – a Microwave typically around 750 watts. That’s far more powerful and if you have a working microwave between you and your router you may want to consider repositioning one of them.

Wireless terms translated

2.4GHz and 5GHz. These are the frequencies on which your Wi-Fi set up transmits. They are much higher frequencies than those which your radio picks up, but it’s the same idea.

SSID The name of your Wi-Fi network which you will see when you search for Wi-Fi in your house. Anyone can see this, and you can set things so that it is invisible for extra security.

Router. This is the box that broadcasts Wi-Fi signals and will also have some network ports on the back so that you can connect a computer directly to it. Most routers also operate as modems, connecting your house to the cable, or broadband network.

NSMRA – AGM and dates for your diaries

Newsletter  28 April 2019   –  nsmra.org/

 

NSMRA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

You will have seen the posters all around the streets, but please take this as a gentle reminder that the AGM will be on 8 May 2019, in the Little Hall, All Souls’ Church.  The meeting will start at 7.30pm, but a glass of wine and a warm welcome and a chance to mingle will be there from 7pm.   On the Agenda:

Apologies
Last Years’ Minutes (draft available from this link)
Reports from Chairs and Treasurer
Election of Officers (nominations can be taken at the meeting or by email in reply to this newsletter)
Neighbourhood Watch
Local issues
Social Events – list below – help and input always needed!
AOB (if you have specific items to raise, by all means email)


So why not come along and take part in your association?  Also, if you live near a recently arrived resident, please tell them about this Newsletter and the Association, which is starting its 17th year.   

 

Dates for your diary

8 May 2019 – AGM (see above)
16 June 2019 – Big Lunch
22 June 2019 – River Celebration Day
31 August 2019 – Grand Annual Street Sale
12 October 2019 – International Food Day (provisional)

 

Big Lunch – 10th anniversary

This year’s Big Lunch is the 10th one that the Association and All Souls’ Church have collaborated upon.  For anyone new to the area, the Big Lunch involves closing off the area around the corner of Northcote Road and Haliburton Road, setting out loads of tables and chairs and saying to anyone who’d like to take part, neighbours, congregation, friends, all:  come along, and share your lunch with others.  There are activities for children, a raffle, and music (that depends on you, by the way).  If it rains, then sanctuary is offered by the church.   It’s always fun.  Because it’s the 10th anniversary, shall we do something special?  An item for the AGM…

Sign up form – QR Code

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Website

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