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…

Sign up form – QR Code

Please show this to anyone wanting to receive copies of this newsletter. It might look like an angry three eyed alien, but fear not: it’s just one of those things you can scan and be taken to a web page to sign up.  If anyone sees someone being eaten by an angry three eyed alien, then please call 101.

  

Fraudster Alert

A  general warning about people knocking on your door with stories of woe which lead inevitably to requests for money for taxis,  If you don’t know the person, it is much more likely that this is one of several known local fraudsters.  Don’t be intimidated and do contact the police.  These people prey on your goodwill.   

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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

Please show this to anyone wanting to receive copies of this newsletter. It might look like an angry three eyed alien, but fear not: it’s just one of those things you can scan and be taken to a web page to sign up.  If anyone sees someone being eaten by an angry three eyed alien, then please call 101.

  

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Watch the LBRUT Mayor Skydive!

Dear All,

I know that people have been interested whenever I’ve mentioned my planned Skydive on Sunday 24 March 2019 with a group of other similarly motivated dare devils from 15000 feet in the air. We’re jumping from an airfield in Kent.

Many people have donated already and many have verbally committed to support. We are in the last push to raise funds for this. But it struck me that you may not have the link to be able to support this fundraising effort. If you feel able to support my team, please use the justgiving link – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mayors-office2

If you do not use justgiving, then the Mayor’s Office is happy to accept good old-fashioned cheques made payable to ‘The Mayor’s Charities’ and of course we’ll look at the odd spare gold coin you may have lying around.

There is a serious point as I want to raise as much as possible for Refuge to help those who have experienced domestic violence. £50 pays for one nights emergency shelter for someone who may be at the lowest ebb in their life.

I’m honoured to be able to use my position as Mayor of LBRuT this year to help this most vulnerable group in our society.

You may also want to consider joining me at another one of my other fantastic events, please take a moment to see relevant links below.

Thank you for helping me.

Kindest Regards

Cllr Ben Khosa
The Mayor LBRuT 2018/19

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mayors-office2

The easiest way to purchase tickets online to any of our fantastic events is to visit
www.richmond.gov.uk/home/council/councillors/mayor/mayors_charities.htm

For more information on the Mayor’s charities, to book tickets to an event or to make a donation visit www.richmond.gov.uk/mayors_charities

NSMRA – RESIDENTS’ MARCH MEETING AND GENERAL UPDATE

Newsletter  8 March 2019   –  nsmra.org/

 

Residents’ Meeting

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 12 March at 155 Haliburton Road at 7.30pm. Things to discuss and decide:

*Finalise dates of Social Events such as the 2019 Big Lunch, the Street Sale and the International Food Day.
*Local issues

*Planning for the NSMRA AGM.
*Other ideas for making this wonderful part of London even better.

Why not come along and join in!  All are welcome.
 

20mph zone

It appears that the Council is confirming the 20mph limit on most borough roads, including the St Margaret’s Road. This was supported by the Association, and its impact needs to be monitored.  At this stage we have no idea when it will be implemented.
 

A few other things…..

  1. Don’t leave your car unlocked. Residents have reported people going around in the early hours checking car doors.  We doubt that they have honest motives for this.  
  2. If you have a new neighbour, why not lean over their fence and tell them about NSMRA and this newsletter,  

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NSMRA – RESIDENTS’ MEETING AND GENERAL UPDATE

Newsletter  26 January 2019   –  nsmra.org/

 

Residents’ Meeting

The next meeting will be on Monday 28 January at 53 Haliburton Road at 8pm. Things to discuss and decide:

*Dates of Social Events such as the 2019 Big Lunch, the Street Sale and the International Food Day.
*Local issues

*Planning for the NSMRA AGM.
*Other ideas for making this wonderful part of London even better.

Why not come along and join in!  All are welcome.
 

Carol Singing Report

The best ever result from the Carol Singing!  £193.47 was raised for the local Ivybridge foodbank.  Thanks to everyone who emptied their wallets!  They still need help of course. Please do contact Richard Frank for details.
 

Armistice Day Event

The video and sound files for this are being edited and with any luck we should soon be able to post a link to a version of this unique performance.
 

Council Alerts

The Council have realised that Residents’ Associations are a good way of disseminating information, and they have asked us to publicise a couple of things.  One is the availability of fuel grants.  www.richmond.gov.uk/fuel_grants. These are available to help local residents who have difficulty with their fuel bills. 

We have also been asked to tell you about a murder opportunity!  
richmond.gov.uk/council/councillors/mayor/mayors_charities.  The Mayor is raising money for charity and is clearly prepared to take extreme measures to do so. “Coffin on the Catwalk”, on 8 March, is a Murder Mystery played out at York House.  

A few other things…..

  1. Don’t leave your car unlocked. Residents have reported people going around in the early hours checking car doors.  We doubt that they have honest motives for this.  
  2. If you have a new neighbour, why not lean over their fence and tell them about NSMRA and this newsletter,  

Website

The Association has a website. The link is: nsmra.org/

Data Protection

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NSMRA – CAROL SINGING AND CONSULTATION EXTENSION

Newsletter  19 December 2018   –  nsmra.org/

 

Carol Singing today!


You, too, can take part.  If not by singing, by preparing an extra large bounty for those knocking on your door.  Collection for Ivybridge Food Bank. 

Carollers get mince pies and mulled wine.  

Consultation reminder!
 

Changes to buses….

Please do respond to the proposals, which if implemented will downgrade the local bus services. The deadline has been extended to 6 January because of so much opposition (so why not respond now).

consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/bus-changes-richmond/

20mph speed limit consultation.


The Council is consulting on this fairly straightforward proposal  The deadline is 21 December..

www.richmond.gov.uk/services/roads_and_transport/roads_and_road_works/speed_limits/20mph

A few other things…..

  1. There have been fraudsters knocking on doors claiming that some sort of emergency has happened and asking for  money for buses, taxis, etc.  Don’t pander to them and do call the police, having closed your door.  
  2. If you have a new neighbour, why not lean over their fence and tell them about NSMRA and this newsletter,  

Website

The Association has a website. The link is: nsmra.org/

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NSMRA – SEASONAL EVENTS AND CONSULTATION REMINDERS

Newsletter  28 November 2018   –  nsmra.org/

Christmas Events

See below for some local events this Christmas.  If you have any non-commercial events which are taking place locally or involve local people, please advise and we will try and get a note of them in the next newsletter, which will be in a fortnight or so.

Consultation mania!

Changes to buses….

Please do respond to the proposals, which if implemented will downgrade the local bus services. The deadline is 11 December (so why not respond now).

consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/bus-changes-richmond/

20mph speed limit consultation.


The Council is consulting on this fairly straightforward proposal  The deadline is 21 December..

www.richmond.gov.uk/services/roads_and_transport/roads_and_road_works/speed_limits/20mph

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

2 December at the Kilmorey Mausoleum. 3-7pm. On Sunday 2 December Jack and Priscilla (the inhabitants of the mausoleum) will be opening their doors once again to celebrate the coming season. Entry £3 in aid of the Environment Trust

The garden will be decorated, there will be carol singing, mulled wine, mince pies, a treasure trail and Father Christmas will have presents for children in his Grotto (£5 extra). 

15 December at the Ailsa Tavern.  1-5pm.  A Christmas Craft Fair. 

8 December at All Hallows Church.  5.30pm. Richmond Community Choir & the Martineau Brass Quintet presents a Christmas Concert with old and new pieces, carols for all, and mince-pies, at 5.30pm on Saturday 8 December 2018 at All Hallows’ Church, Erncroft Way, TW1 1EW. 

9 December in Crown Road.  11am-5pm  Crown Road Christmas Fair

AND
Carol Singing reminder


You, too, can take part.  If not by singing, by preparing an extra large bounty for those knocking on your door.

Carollers get mince pies and mulled wine.  Put it in your diaries…

A few other things…..

  1. There have been fraudsters knocking on doors claiming that some sort of emergency has happened and asking for  money for buses, taxis, etc.  Don’t pander to them and do call the police, having closed your door.  
  2. If you have a new neighbour, why not lean over their fence and tell them about NSMRA and this newsletter,  

Website

The Association has relaunched its website. The link is: nsmra.org/

Data Protection

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Fwd: NSMRA NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NOV’18 ISSUE

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Important information

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999: emergencies or where a crime is actually going on

101: to report something that has happened or a suspicious circumstance not amounting to an emergency

Report to neighbourhoodwatch@nsmra.org

Please always report any crime to the police.  They have advised that all reported crime will be added to their statistics and will reflect on their level of policing of our neighbourhood.

Your NSMRA Neighbourhood Watch representative:

Stephen Lloyd, 47 Newry Road TW1 1PJ

NOVEMBER update click here
NOVEMBER update
1. Motor Vehicle Crime click here

2. Door to door nuisance callers click here
Contact Points sessions – forthcoming dates click here
www.met.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/how-to-report-a-crime/

www.police.uk/metropolitan/E05000527/

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NSMRA – RESIDENTS’ MEETING AND CAROL SINGING

Newsletter  14 November 2018   –  nsmra.org/

Residents’ Meeting.

20 November at 155 Haliburton Road, at 7.30pm.  Come along and raise anything you think important.  Also settling details of carol singing,

The Big Silence

The event went very well and had around 200 in the audience. Over £300 was raised for a local charity.  The cost of the event was mostly covered by a Civic Pride Grant from the Council, for which we are grateful.  The event brought to a provisional conclusion the last 10 years of investigating the names on the war memorial and remembering the men who died, who were our neighbours, separated from us by the illusion of time.

Local actors, singers and musicians took part.  In due course a video is expected to be posted to YouTube for those who missed it.  The singing involved was useful practice for the Carol Singing (see below)!

Photo courtesy of Steve Lloyd Photography.

Changes to buses….

No apology for repeating this as it is hard to see any upside for our area. TfL is consulting on quite serious changes to local bus routes which affect us.

  1. They are proposing to reduce the frequency of the H37 during non-peak hours.
  2. They are proposing completely to reroute the 110, taking it away from the underserved road segment from Twickenham station to West Middlesex Hospital and instead running it down the A316 from Whitton Road and then following the current H37 route to Richmond.  There are proposals to ramp up the 267 service, but that route has always suffered from bunching because it is too long and gets held up at Hammersmith and Brentford,.

This will mean that the service along Twickenham Road to the hospital and station may revert to what it was a couple of years ago, and unlike the 110, the 267 stops outside the hospital rather than taking patients right up to the entrance. 

Why not take a few minutes to make some comments.   

consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/bus-changes-richmond/

Carol Singing reminder

Will there be a “bleak mid-winter” this year? Or will we be saying: “The sun is shining, the grass is green, the orange and palm trees sway”?   Who knows, but the Craneside Carollers seems like a good name for anyone wanting to sing carols and raise money for a local charity. 

You, too, can take part.  If not by singing, by preparing an extra large bounty for those knocking on your door.

This year it will be on 19 December 2019 from about 6pm.  Carollers get mince pies and mulled wine.  Put it in your diaries…

A few other things…..

  1. There have been fraudsters knocking on doors claiming that some sort of emergency has happened and asking for  money for buses, taxis, etc.  Don’t pander to them and do call the police, having closed your door.  
  2. If you have a new neighbour, why not lean over their fence and tell them about NSMRA and this newsletter,  

Website

The Association has relaunched its website. The link is: nsmra.org/

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