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Human interest: Tit Bits - 20 January 2009

Contributed by editor on Jan 20, 2009 - 05:00 AM

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Power cuts in dim village



Voltage fluctuations and power cuts in the village remind me of the
so called 'winter of discontent', except we did at least know when
the power was going off in those days - but I still managed to get
stuck on the 24th floor of my office block more times than I want to
admit.



One thing we didn't have to worry about were microwave cookers, which
when running on reduced voltage, as we have been recently, don't
cook as quickly and possibly not as safely as they should. I have
even been told of people buying new ones because they thought their
perfectly serviceable microwave was not cooking properly. I wonder
if they could claim against the energy company.



Movement on the employment land



Do my eyes deceive me or is there really some work starting on the
employment land next to Lidl's?

I watch with interest.



Whatever next?



There's a Pool Table in the foyer at the Community Centre as well as
football in the sports hall!



Have the new trustees, or are they directors, gone mad?



Toucan crossings on Spitfire Way



I must admit to not knowing what a Toucan Crossing was before they
were installed on Spitfire Way.



It is described as the Toucan (two can cross) crossing and is
designed to be a shared crossing for pedestrians and cyclists. The
point is that they show a red light to stop motorists so that
walkers and cyclists can cross in safety.


Unfortunately I have been told of cases where motorists are failing
to stop, making them possibly more dangerous than not having one at
all.



Farewell to the Hawkinge Partnership



Its not down to the credit crunch but I hear the Hawkinge
Partnership will soon be departing from the cabin next to Tesco.

I understand they will be concentrating there
efforts in the Folkestone East area.



 












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