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It’s Budget Day in #Somerset! Join me from 10am for live coverage as @SomersetCouncil sets the first budget of the new #unitary authority, which officially takes over in April 1. #LDReporter #Budget2023
We're live - here's the link to the video if you want to watch the proceedings from @thecanalside in #Bridgwater:… #LDReporter #Somerset #Budget2023
Cllr Mike Best (#Crewkerne) is in the chair - and he has announced the passing of former @SomersetCouncil and @MendipCouncil councillor Alvin Horsfall :(… #LDReporter #Somerset #Budget2023 #Frome
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Could smokers hold the key to purifying the air? Bear with… Last night I had the most interesting #CleanAir chat with a pub landlord and it has sent me down quite a rabbit hole… 🐇
The pub in question is the excellent Muddled Man in #WestChinnock, #Somerset 🇬🇧 They now have an air monitor and a poster. But the most interesting thing was not the air monitor - it was the discussion it started…
Smoking indoors was banned in 2007, but before then many pubs and bars had ceiling-mounted air cleaners like this one👇 I’ve only had a precursory glance at the tech but the concept is sound.
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1/ Today I popped along to The Shed in #Crewkerne. Allow me to introduce you to two wonderful people, Mick and Mike, who have built something quite special…
#CorsiRosenthalBox #CleanAir A picture of a street in Cr...
2/ Meet Mick and Mike!👇 Last year they built a wooden #CorsiRosenthalBox in collaboration with @SmartairUk. However they used a metal cage fan & some small HEPA filters, but they built the frame to accommodate @3MUK MERV13 filters. Smart Air asked if I could bring some along… A picture of Mick and Mike ...
3/ Check it out! What a great bit of kit. This is now my very last #CorsiRosenthalBox I’m giving away for FREE - and it’s a special one! My DMs are open 😊 #CleanAir #Somerset 🇬🇧 This is a series of picture...ImageImageImage
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Looking forward to tearing more about @WildlifeTrusts's 2030 Strategy, and the challenges & opportunities that they face in achieving their goals #NatureSeries
.@KathrynABrown opens her presentation by giving a potted history of The Wildwlife Trusts, going back to their foundation in 1916, through to present day as the UKs 7th largest landholder with 2,300 nature reserves with over 3k staff, 37k volunteers & 900k members #NatureSeries
Brown moves on to announcing the 2030 Strategy - which not only continues to move forward on its founding goals of preserving nature, but also reversing the trend of biodiversity loss, with an increased focus on nature-based solutions to help reverse & decline #NatureSeries Image
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🙏🙏 Thanks to all your amazing donations (£3,512!), encouragement, and support - today I delivered my last #CorsiRosenthalBox to a family just in time for Christmas. It got me thinking about what we've achieved over the last 3 months... A monster thread🧌🧵1/24 Image
Not long after, people suggested I should set up a Go Fund Me to build more... 3/
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WARM HUBS NEED FRESH AIR || @SomersetCouncil’s Public Health Department has published this ⭐️ outstanding ⭐️ poster for warm hub organisers in #Somerset. A thread 🧶
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✅ There is a clear message on ventilation, how to measure it, and when action is needed

🚨 >1,500ppm is “UNSAFE”
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✅ There is also a clear message on masks👇
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As expected - now my campaign for clean air in #Somerset schools blows up (ha), I am coming under fire in all directions. Important, I think, to clarify a few things. A 🧵…
1️⃣ It’s not “my idea” and I didn’t just make it up. I’m quite literally standing on the shoulders of giants. Namely doctors and scientists in the 🇺🇸 like @JimRosenthal4 and @CorsIAQ; as well as @rhysthomas, @PeteUK7 and others in the 🇬🇧
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 In Wales, 40 of these DIY filters are already in schools
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Over the last few days I have faced some criticism for my Air Filters for #Somerset Schools campaign👇🏻 Please donate! 🙏🏻

One such criticism is that I should be raising money for more school resources as that’s a bigger priority (a🧵)
My response to this? Imagine a school didn’t have any fire extinguishers or fire alarms. It had them last year (and the year before), but it got rid of them this year because all the adults are fire-safety trained now anyway
Now imagine there’s a fire. It’s only small, but it’s coming our way. Someone notices, and says we should probably get some fire blankets and extinguishers back in the classroom as a precaution

“No”, someone cries, “you shouldn’t do that until teachers are better paid.”
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🚨 Covid isn’t over 🚨 A thread about schools…

At present, schools in 🇬🇧 follow guidance from this manual👇🏻
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The guidance now lumps #Covid with flu, and states that respiratory infections spread during the winter months (of course)👇🏻
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It says that children ***with Covid*** ‘should try and stay at home where possible’(!)

There is no longer a requirement to stay away from school if you’re Covid+
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Today, I took delivery of @PeteUK7’s DIY air filter parts. I made a cup of tea and in 2 hours I’d constructed a highly effective air purifier at a cost of ~£160. An off the shelf comparator costs £400+
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There is plenty of data out there re: the effectiveness of the #CorsiRosenthalBox. See: @CleanAirClassrm & others. Here it is at no.1 (the lowest fan speed). It’s very quiet.

I’ve done some calculations on what it would cost to get 1 of these into every school in #Somerset
There are 269 state-funded schools in #Somerset. At £160ea it would cost £43,040 to get just 1 unit into every school. An additional £82,240 if you wanted to include all EYFS settings (514 of them). BUT…
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Excellent Policies, Children's and Families Scrutiny Committee meeting at County Hall in #Taunton this pm, with some excellent questions from members. However the big 🐘 in the room was Covid and its likely impact on education this autumn/winter... 🧵
The Chair permitted me to ask an urgent question under AOB:
📈What measures are in place to tackle any anticipated rise in Covid cases/school closures?

With written follow up Qs:
💉What is the child Covid vaccination rate in #Somerset & what are we doing to increase take-up?
🌬️How are schools monitoring air quality and are they being given the tools to purify the air?

😷 How many children have #longcovid in #Somerset?
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1/Rand Paul was PA born, TX raised, and groomed to take a Kentuckians job. KY elected Paul to the US Senate in 2011. Before passing a single piece of legislation to benefit Kentuckians, Senator Paul used his position to run for President in 2016. #Paulsnot4KY #RandPaul #Kentucky
2/#Rand Paul pretends to live in Kentucky. The average home 🏡 size in KY is 1,750 sq. ft. He really lives in 6,000 sq. ft. Pittsburgh luxury villa with 6 Bedrooms, 5 baths and a pool. #Paulsnot4KY #Kentucky @winchestersun #fancyfarm
3/Rand Paul was never a Kentucky Wildcat, Cardinal, Hilltopper, or Colonel. Paul paid tuition to be a Duke Blue Devil with Christian Laettner. #Paulsnot4KY #RandPaul #BBN #GoCards @WKUSports #GoBigE #waddy
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Local #Somerset politics thread 🧵

Just sent this to @SomersetLibDems because today they meet to look at the new @SomersetCouncil.

How they shape up today will affect everything going forwards, we need accountability/ democracy to restore faith in politics.



I see today discussions begin on the new authority but looking at the papers I see a glaring omission.

As the newly elected Liberal Democrats administration, you have the perfect opportunity to demonstrate to residents of this county that there is a better methodology for….

local governance to be delivered.

In order to do so, we must look to recent history for a lesson from the last newly formed council and how a glaring opportunity was missed. Luckily, we don’t have far to look.
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Voters of #Cornwall #Devon #Dorset and #Somerset:

Did your MP vote to make pensioners poorer by breaking the #ToryManifesto pledge to maintain the #TripleLock on pensions?

Check this handy guide: (1/5)

#ToriesOnTheTake #PovertyInTheUK
These are the #Cornwall MPs who voted to make pensioners poorer by breaking the #ToryManifesto pledge to maintain the #TripleLock on pensions.

George Eustice
Cherilyn Mackrory
Steve Double
Sheryll Murray
Scott Mann

#ToriesOnTheTake #PovertyInTheUK 2/5
These #Devon MPs voted to make pensioners poorer by breaking the #ToryManifesto pledge to maintain pension #TripleLock.

Selaine Saxby
Geoff Cox
Mel Stride
Simon Jupp
Neil Parish
Anthony Mangnall
Anne Marie Morris
Gary Streeter
Kevin Foster

#ToriesOnTheTake #PovertyInTheUK 3/5
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There are a lot of different regeneration projects on the go in #Somerset at the moment (as I pointed out in last week's #LDReporter newsletter). And with updates for a couple of schemes on the horizon this week, here's a handy thread to help you keep track of what's going on :)
Here's a handy map - I'll zoom in on the relevant settlements as we go through each part, and I'll be going by parliamentary constituency from west to east. #LDReporter #Somerset #Watchet #Wellington #Taunton #Bridgwater #Chard #Yeovil #Glastonbury #Wincanton #Frome
Let's start in #Bridgwater and West #Somerset - we've got two settlements which have been targeted so far, one by private investment (#Watchet) and one by the @mhclg #townsfund (Bridgwater). #LDReporter
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For Tory MPs in *Rural 75* & *Rural 50* seats how you vote on #AgricultureBill Lords' Amdts will prove decisive in GE2024. Don't kid yourself we'll forget. 95% of the public back #SaveOurStandards.

(List of MPs in *R75* & *R50* seats in .@WCountryBylines catchment area follows)
#Dorset R75
#Dorset R50
Sir Christopher Chope
Richard Drax

#Somerset R75
#Somerset R50
Ian Liddell-Grainger

THX to Neil Parish+Simon Hoare for leadership on farming🚜
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Engineering a City #thread
Having spent my entire childhood in #Kochi (#Cochin ), it feels criminal to not know the story of how the city came to be the #metropolis it is today. Putting together a thread to trace the journey of the city which has been so endearingly mine (1)
Part 1: The #Malabar Mud-Banks
The story of Cochin is not just about how an engineering marvel can change social fabric, but also of many tenets of #British #Colonialism in India which is often taken for granted, passed off lazily as exploitation, missing nuance (2)
As with any coastal town, the cultural and economic history of Kochi is intertwined with maritime trade routes since the time of the Early Romans and Arabs. Thanks to the #biennale , most of us would now be familiar with the term #Muzuris (3)
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We're live-tweeting @Southsomersetdc #areasouth virtually today - here's how to join us: Meeting ID: 775 475 691 Meeting Password: 016384 #LDReporter #Somerset #bravenewworld
Here's your agenda for today:… We get under way at 2pm. #LDReporter #Somerset #areasouth
Having some problems on here - lots of people coming on and trolling, with some rude names... #LDReporter #Somerset #areasouth
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