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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 🧵…
gofund.me/3691a0c0
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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 🇬🇧
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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 In Wales, 40 of these DIY filters are already in schools
👉👉ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/news/…
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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🧵)
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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
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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
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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... 🧵
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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?
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🌬️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.

@EdwardJDavey

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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….
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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
.@Simon4NDorset
.@chrisloder
#Dorset R50
Sir Christopher Chope
Richard Drax
.@Michael4MDNP

#Somerset R75
.@LiamFox
.@Jacob_Rees_Mogg
.@DJWarburton
.@JSHeappey
#Somerset R50
Ian Liddell-Grainger
.@MarcusFysh

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: zoom.us/join Meeting ID: 775 475 691 Meeting Password: 016384 #LDReporter #Somerset #bravenewworld
Here's your agenda for today: modgov.southsomerset.gov.uk/ieListDocument… 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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Welcome to Shire Hall in #Taunton for @SomersetCouncil full council - here's your agenda for today: democracy.somerset.gov.uk/ieListDocument… #LDReporter
@SomersetCouncil Here for a couple of items today - update on reserves, and some details about school building. A lot of today will be annual reports (i.e. a lot of stuff we already know), so my tweets may not be as comprehensive as usual. #LDReporter
@SomersetCouncil Cllr Nigel Taylor has been returned as chairman of @SomersetCouncil. @CllrMarkKeating has been elected as vice-chairman. #LDReporter
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Lets try sth -- using large scale @Survation estimates of support from a comprehensive 20k strong poll across the UK, we can see which constituencies have swung from #Leave in 2016 to #Remain if there was a rerun of the 2016 #EUref ...a map and the 10 biggest swings to Remain
Constituency #Southampton, #Itchen
#Leave in 2016 59.96
Estimated #Leave % in 2018 42.60
Estimated swing to #Remain -17.36
#Westminster Constituency: #Kingston upon Hull North
#Leave in 2016: 59.97
Estimated #Leave % in 2018 45.15
Estimated swing to #Remain -14.82
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Our #Bristol ride will see hundreds of bikers ride through the city to @CHSW Charlton Farm helping to raise vital funds. All bikers welcome!
Bikes gather for the main ride at midday ready for a 1pm departure. Groups will be riding in from #Wiltshire, #Somerset and #Gloucestershire
All bikes, trikes and scooters are welcome. No need to register, just turn up on the day. No charge, but all donations to @CHSW appreciated!
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