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by botty
21 Apr 2021, 6:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Swedish red cabin paint
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Swedish red cabin paint

The original. I have used a lot of this companies paint in my restoration of a Georgian house and love it but I have to admit it is a bit of a pain to use outdoors. It needs a good day or two of sunlight to 'go off'
https://linseedpaint.com/linseed-paint-barn-red/
by botty
12 Apr 2021, 12:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1630
Views: 75723

Re: TV licensing...

I wonder if producing a TV license in the name of someone who did not make the application and pay the fee breaches GDPR? Another possible breach is keeping details of a person who last had a TV license at an address for the length of time TV licensing appears to have done so? They had no reason to store those details and especially not for years.
by botty
17 Mar 2021, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1630
Views: 75723

Re: TV licensing...

All net users.
If you just want a tax on folk who access BBC content then you'd be better off with Mick's suggestion of a subscription service.]


What, all net users in the world? How do you arrange that? If you can't arrange that how do you account for people who use a VPN?
by botty
22 Feb 2021, 7:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1630
Views: 75723

Re: TV licensing...

Depends on how you define capable... If it's all hooked up then it's taken as a sign that you do use it, and so it's time to pay up.


Nope. While it is easier to support your assertion that you don't watch TV if e.g. the aerial connection has been disconnected the fact you have a TV plugged in, ready to go but not turned on is not enough on its own to get you prosecuted. To quote the Guardian " The basic rule is that you must have a TV licence if you watch, record or otherwise consume live television". If you never turn on your plugged in TV you don't need a TV license.
by botty
22 Feb 2021, 6:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1630
Views: 75723

Re: TV licensing...

That's not true.

you only need a TV license if you have equipment capable of receiving a signal. If you don't have an aerial, then there is no equipment capable of receiving a signal.


That's not true either. You can own as many bits of equipment capable of receiving a TV signal you wish without the need to buy a TV license. However if you use even one to receive a TV signal being broadcast live at the point you are watching it then you do, and only under those circumstances, need to buy a TV license.
by botty
30 Oct 2020, 7:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access
Replies: 26
Views: 1003

Re: Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access

Yes, I had considered just trying and seeing but it is a VERY long backtrack and alternative route should I find the road totally blocked
by botty
28 Oct 2020, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access
Replies: 26
Views: 1003

Re: Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access

I have no idea why the closure. The closure notice does not say.

I did read all the legislation but though quoting it all would be excessive.

I do welcome your input Jonathon.
by botty
28 Oct 2020, 5:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access
Replies: 26
Views: 1003

Re: Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access

I had already started discussion with the local authority. The closure notice says it is made under the 1984 act. As the road is through a rural village the alternative pedestrian route would entail an extra 5-8 miles added to the route. As I say theoretical but not practical.
by botty
27 Oct 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access
Replies: 26
Views: 1003

Re: Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access

There will theoretically be access to Uni by another much longer and much more dangerous route. Without pedestrian access through the stretch there will be housing not accessable to pedestrians though (even if it's not THOSE houses I'm specifically trying to get to).
by botty
27 Oct 2020, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access
Replies: 26
Views: 1003

Re: Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access

Part one, general provisions.

"Restrictions on traffic regulation orders.
(1)F1. . . a traffic regulation order shall not be made with respect to any road which would have the effect—
(a)of preventing at any time access for pedestrians, or
(b)of preventing for more than 8 hours in any period of 24 hours access for vehicles of any class,to any premises situated on or adjacent to the road, or to any other premises accessible for pedestrians, or (as the case may be) for vehicles of that class, from, and only from, the road."
by botty
27 Oct 2020, 8:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access
Replies: 26
Views: 1003

Road closure 'Road traffic regulation act 1984' no pedestrian access

My route to get to University will be subject to a road closure next week. The local council says there will be no pedestrian/cycle access. Does anyone know if this is legal? Reading the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as well as a layman can read legislation) would appear to make closure of a road to vehicular traffic without provision for pedestrian access illegal?

If I can't use this route I will have to go out of my way on a dangerous rural fast/narrow road instead. Something I don't relish in the dark as I will be now.
by botty
17 Sep 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: irony of selling a plastic cap from China to highlight climate change
Replies: 34
Views: 900

Re: irony of selling a plastic cap from China to highlight climate change

If it does the job and is breathable who really cares what it’s made of.I know I don’t.
It could be made from harvesting the wings of little fairies for all I care as long as it does what I paid for!
It’s hardly “plastic” really!90% of my clothing is synthetic.Why? Because it’s comfortable.I’m sure I don’t own anything that’s 100% cotton,nor would I want to.


And there is a perfect eulogy for the world.
by botty
17 Sep 2020, 11:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: irony of selling a plastic cap from China to highlight climate change
Replies: 34
Views: 900

Re: irony of selling a plastic cap from China to highlight climate change

Presumably you wear a helmet when cycling?


That's a bit presumptuous.
by botty
12 Sep 2020, 2:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rush hour in Bournville
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Rush hour in Bournville

You can see the bicycles fill both sides of the road further back. As said it look like a general move to the right (as see by the riders) to avoid the horse poo and photographer.