Photo of the week No.40: Clashing Wave by Daan Olivier

How splendid to be able to post a Photo of the week by a photographer that I know.

Daan Olivier’s photo is of a clashing returning wave during Storm Brian, photographed at Newhaven, on 21st October 2017 at 1408 hrs.

Why so precise? Well, Daan reckons that luck, in photography, derives from precise preparation. To prepare for the photo of Clashing Wave, Daan tells me he studied the tide tables at Newhaven, also the wave action of the Clapotis Gaufre wave type. Now, don’t tell me it’s all luck. There’s an element of luck, but preparation is all.

Wikipedia describe Clapotis Gaufre as,

When a wave train strikes a wall at an oblique angle, the reflected wave train departs at the supplementay angle causing a cross hatched wave pattern known as the clapotis gaufré (“waffled clapotis”). In this situation, the individual crests formed at the intersection of the incident and reflected wave train crests move parallel to the structure.

Green waste bin collections delayed yet again

I suppose this email I received from Biffa, about the delay in emptying our green waste bin, will allow me to stuff more leaves into the bin.

Dear Customer,

I am sorry to advise that due to operational issues you may experience delays in this weeks collection. Should this be the case, we will rearrange the collection to take place as soon as possible, however it may be as late as Saturday. We unreservedly apologise for this delay in service. Please leave your bin out in the normal location and this will be emptied for you this week.

Please be aware also, that due to the amount of calls we are receiving regarding this delay, you may experience lengthy queue times if you give us a call in the next few days. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this.

Kindest Regards

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Interactive Young Citizen programme for Surrey Heath schoolchildren

Surrey Heath Borough Council announce,

Year 7 students from across Surrey Heath will learn how to deal with real-life situations by taking part in the Young Citizen programme this week (November 22-24, 2017).

The course aims to help young people broaden their social responsibility skills and lead safe, healthy lives.

Through a range of interactive sessions, students will explore themes such as first aid, alcohol awareness, personal safety, peer pressure, as well as internet safety and how they can report a crime anonymously.

Over 400 students from Kings International College and Collingwood College will be involved in the practical sessions delivered by qualified professionals.

Among those hosting the workshops are: Solomon Theatre Company, Surrey Police, St John Ambulance, Counter Terrorism Policing – Prevent and Surrey Crimestoppers.

Students will watch a play by the Solomon Theatre Company entitled ‘Last Orders’, acted out by young people to highlight issues around alcohol abuse, peer pressure and its consequences.

Surrey Heath Borough Council Children’s Champion Cllr Josephine Hawkins said: “Young Citizen is a brilliantly effective way of helping young people gain the knowledge and skills to lead safe, healthy lives.

“I’m sure the students involved this year will benefit hugely from this experience. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those agencies involved for their continued support.”

The course is organised and funded by the Safer Surrey Heath Partnership and the schools involved.

www.surreyheath.gov.uk/youngcitizen

Lightwater switches on its Christmas Lights on Saturday 25th November

Perfect for children and parents, Lightwater’s Switch on Christmas. A carol concert in All Saints’s Church, followed by a candle lit procession to the village community Christmas tree for the switching on of the Lights. Followed by Lightwater Village Square Christmas lights switch on, and afterwards, sausage rolls and mulled wine.

Looks like being fun.

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: November 2017: 2nd update

Surrey Police Community Engagement Volunteer, David Howie, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath, in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath.
  • Crime no.45170125292 – Between 09/11/2017 from 00:00 to 10/11/2017 at 12:30 in Mitcham Rd, Camberley. Attempted Burglary
  • Crime no.45170125721 –  Between 09/11/2017 from 21:00 to 10/11/2017 at 07:00 in Church Road, Windlesham. Damage to ornamental bushes and electric lights.
  • Crime no.45170126929 – On 14/11/2017 from 12:55 to 13:06, in Stanhope Road, Camberley. Volkswagen Crafter offside wing mirror damaged
  • Crime no.45170127112 – Between 13/11/2017 from 08:00 to 15/11/2017 at 11:00, Wimbledon Road, Camberley. Dents made in white BMW Z4 with metal pole.
  • Crime no.45170127280 – On 15/11/2017 at 22:30, in Roxburgh Close, Camberley. Suspect(s) have broken into two parked vans and stolen a number of builder’s tools.  The neighbour has then driven home and found a number of items on the road, which alerted her to the incident.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170125625 – On 10/11/2017 from 08:45 to 09:00, in Gordon Avenue, Camberley. Suspect has gone to Travis Perkins and has been helped by staff to load goods into a white Volkswagen Transporter. Suspect has then been given a ticket to go to the shop with which to make payment. However no payment has been made. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170125724 – On 11/11/2017 from 12:00 to 13:00, in Park St, Camberley. Theft of cycle.
  • Crime no.45170125740 – On 11/11/2017 at 12:45, in Grace Reynolds Walk, Camberley. Theft of bag containing cash from shopping trolley.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170125747 – On 11/11/2017 from 18:00 to 23:40, in Heather Ridge Arcade, Camberley. Bike stolen from communal ground floor area of block of flats.
  • Crime no.45170126628 – On 14/11/2017 from 12:00 to 12:45, in High St, Camberley. Theft of cycle (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170127932 – Between 15/11/2017 from 09:00 to 16/11/2017 at 18:45, in Horseshoe Crescent, Camberley. Have stolen an alloy Ford emblem from a black Ford Fiesta
  • Crime no.45170126876 – On 13/11/2017 from 10:30 to 19:30, in Frimley High St, Frimley. Silver Renault Clio had wing mirror smashed off whilst parked in Waitrose car park.
  • Crime no.45170126623 – On 13/11/2017 at 17:00, in Portsmouth Road, Frimley. Bicycle has been stolen.
  • Crime no.45170125731 – Between 08/11/2017 from 00:00 to 10/11/2017 at 00:00, in Benner Lane, West End. Attempted burglary of shed in garden.
  • Crime no.45170127633 – Between 15/11/2017 from 17:00 to 16/11/2017 at 07:30, in Chertsey Road, Windlesham. Detached garage of property undergoing renovation entered and property removed.
  • Crime no.45170127774 – On 15/11/2017 at 20:09, in Malthouse Lane, West End. Attempt break in causing damage. No entry gained (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170125136 – Between 09/11/2017 from 21:30 to 10/11/2017 at 10:00, in The Sports Ground, Church Lane, Bisley. Burglary of sports club
  • Crime no.45170126386 – On 10/11/2017 at 09:00, in Wellesly Cottages, Windlesham. Padlock has been taken off to gain entrance. Padlock has been taken away. No other damage to the shed. Petrol lawn mower, strimmer, and a can of fuel stolen
  • Crime no.45170127812 – On 16/11/2017 from 18:50 to 18:59, in Bracknell Road, Bagshot. Group of travellers have broken into Bugler Development building site by grinding off the padlock to set up an incursion.
  • Crime no.45170125297 – Between 09/11/2017 from 00:00 to 10/11/2017 at 12:45, in Mount Pleasant Close, Lightwater. Rear window has been smashed.
  • Crime no.45170125467 – Between 10/11/2017 from 19:30 to 11/11/2017 at 07:45, in Windle Close, Windlesham. Whilst parked on road white Ford Transit BG67 GCF fully loaded with Christmas trees and wreaths has been stolen (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170125890 – Between 11/11/2017 from 20:00 to 12/11/2017 at 11:30, in Church Road, Bagshot. Attempts made to break into victims van.
  • Crime no.45170125954 – Between 10/11/2017 from 00:01 to 11/11/2017 at 23:59, in Gloucester Road, Bagshot. Without forcing entry suspect has gained entry to a blue Ford Transit van parked on the driveway of an occupied house.  Has stolen items from inside the vehicle and made off from the scene leaving the vehicle’s doors shut
  • Crime no.45170127691 – Between 13/11/2017 from 09:00 to 16/11/2017 at 15:30, in Swift Lane, Bagshot. Theft of trade plates from within vehicle
  • Crime no.45170125153 – On 06/11/2017 at 16:00, in Hatton Hill, Windlesham. Quantity of York stone has been stolen from rear patio of large detached house.
  • Crime no.45170125317 – On 10/11/2017 from 12:30 to 12:37, in Station Road, Chobham. Theft of tools from white Mercedes Vito van in Tesco car park – CCTV available. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170125446 – On 10/11/2017 at 23:45, in Yaverland Drive, Bagshot. Theft of items from white Ford Transit van
  • Crime no.45170127036 – Between 14/11/2017 from 18:00 to 15/11/2017 at 06:00, in Macdonald Road, Lightwater. Theft of windscreen wiper from silver BMW 118.
  • Crime no.45170127120 – Between 14/11/2017 from 17:00 to 15/11/2017 at 06:30, in Bagshot Road, Chobham. Screed pump taken from building site
  • Crime no.45170127355 – On 14/11/2017 from 19:30 to 22:30, in Meadow Way, West End. Pedal cycle stolen whilst left at side of house next to an open gate.
  • Crime no.45170127759 – On 15/11/2017 at 21:20, in Station Road, Chobham. Blue Ford Focus index KB52 BJU driven to pump 8; filled with 24.41 litres of unleaded fuel to the value of £30; driver has not entered shop and has made no attempt to pay (Under investigation)