Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Rural mobile signal

EE first and Vodafone last in mobile phone tests

'Last week research from Ofcom showed EE had the best services across the UK, while Vodafone has the worst quality of calls for mobile phone customers in rural areas.'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28837671

Which mobile network has the best coverage?

'There’s nothing more annoying than poor mobile signal when you’re trying to make a call or get online, so it’s crucial to choose a provider with good coverage, particularly in your area.'

http://www.cable.co.uk/guides/which-mobile-network-has-the-best-coverage/

Mobile phone coverage

'Struggling to choose a mobile phone network? Compare network coverage information here.'

http://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/guides/mobile_phone_coverage/

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Great Northern Great Eastern Rail Line

Level crossing danger warning due to faster trains on GNGE line

'People are being warned to take extra care on level crossings because work to upgrade a railway line is making trains faster and quieter.'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-28809937

Network Rail completes latest signalling works on GNGE line

'Network Rail has completed its work to bring 15 miles of new signalling into service on the Great Northern Great Eastern (GNGE) line.'

http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Awards-contracts-appointments/network-rail-completes-latest-signalling-works-on-gnge-line

Three interesting blog discussions about the GNGE line

Project Managers Having Fun In The Easthttp://anonw.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/project-managers-having-fun-in-the-east/

Will The Updated GNGE Affect Lincolnshire?http://anonw.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/will-the-updated-gnge-affect-lincolnshire/

What Will A Reopened March And Wisbech Railway Mean?http://anonw.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/what-will-a-reopened-march-and-wisbech-railway-mean/

Renewing the Great Northern Great Eastern rail network

'A programme of essential renewals between Peterborough and Doncaster via Spalding, Lincoln and Gainsborough on the East Coast Main Line.'

http://www.networkrail.co.uk/improvements/Great-Northern-Great-Eastern/

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Wind Farm - End to Subsidies

Europe faces blackouts, says energy boss

'The subsidies for green energy are so high that new gas plants, which receive none and are taxed on the carbon dioxide they produce, are not being built, Mestrallet said.'

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/business/Economy/article1436428.ece

A message from Gérard Mestrallet

'GDF SUEZ: a company committed to sustainable and responsible growth around the world”, Gérard Mestrallet.'

http://www.gdfsuez.com/en/analysts/csr-experts-message-gerard-mestrallet/

Gérard Mestrallet - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

http://www.gdfsuez.com/en/group/governance/board-directors/biographies/

Europe: back to the Dark Ages?

'Energy Bosses Call for End to Subsidies for Wind and Solar Power. Includes CEOs From Eni, GDF Suez and E.ON.'

http://stopthesethings.com/tag/gerard-mestrallet/

GDF Suez Earnings: Utility Takes $20.4 Billion Write-Down

'European wind- and solar-power producers benefit from priority access to the electricity grid and guaranteed prices well above the market price, regardless of demand.'

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304255604579408362026916346

Friday, 15 August 2014

Wind Farm

Wind farm 'needs 700 times more land' than fracking site to produce same energy

'Shale gas site “creates the least visual intrusion” compared with wind or solar farm for same energy according to Government's former chief scientific advisor on energy'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/fracking/11034270/Wind-farm-needs-700-times-more-land-than-fracking-site.html

We need to rethink how we support renewable energy

'Feed-in tariffs are a great way to kick start renewable technologies, writes Chris Goodall. But they suffer from a law of exponentially diminishing returns.'

http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2425341/we_need_to_rethink_how_we_support_renewable_energy.html

Nocton Fen – Exploring the Wind Energy Potential

'Vattenfall is exploring the potential for developing a wind energy project at Nocton Fen, an area of land 9km² in size, to the east of the village of Nocton in Lincolnshire.'

http://www.vattenfall.co.uk/en/nocton-fen.htm

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Anti-social behaviour

Wellhead Lane; Main Street/Potterhanworth Rd

The following message has been received via the Neighbourhood Watch Alert System:

"It has been reported to me that a large group of youths from several vehicles were on Wellhead Lane and Main Road, Nocton at around 10:30pm last evening (Wednesday 13th August 2014) and caused damage whilst en route to the Nocton Hall old hospital site apparently 'ghost watching'. Some minor damage was caused to roadside furniture and a 'For Sale' sign. The incident was reported to the police by residents in the area.

I am informed by our local PCSO Paul Flannigan that a police vehicle attended but was unable to trace the youths or vehicles.  We have been promised additional patrols to prevent incidents of this nature from escalating.

Can I remind all NW members that if you are reporting information to the police via 101 or even 999, you should provide as much information as you can, vehicle type, colour and registered number if possible, along with descriptions of individuals. This helps greatly when officers do eventually attend and allows them to follow up the complaint, even if they don't readily identify a 'suspect' at the time.

Help keep Nocton safe, ring it in!

Your neighbourhood police team Do want to know what's going on, so they can manage their resources where needed.

Have you joined the Nocton Neighbourhood Watch yet?
  • Go to www.lincolnshireneighbourhoodwatch.co.uk search for Nocton or enter your post code, and join up.
  • Membership of a Neighbourhood Watch often attracts a discount on your home and contents insurance.
Regards,
Graham Jones
Nocton NW Co-ordinator"