[57north-discuss] Cleaning and tidying update

S Davidson s.g.davidson at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 14:49:28 GMT 2019

I feel this should be discussed in person on a Tuesday night when there are
people about.

An email discussion on this matter won't be as productive as doing it in

On Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 14:02 Iain R. Learmonth, <irl at fsfe.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Please read this whole email, I am proposing changes and would like to
> give opportunity for members to object before I implement them.
> I was in last night for cleaning and tidying. A couple of things to note:
> * The bins could have done with emptying. The general waste bin was
> about 80% full, which means that it's going to be 160% full by the end
> of the next open night if waste production is constant. The recycling
> bin does not use bags and can be emptied at any time.
> * There was a lot of sawdust under a bench in the workshop. I have
> hoovered this up, but please clean up after yourself if you are doing
> dirty work. Sawdust and other dusty things especially can get tracked
> around the space on people's shoes and make it a lot harder to keep
> everything clean. Try to leave things as tidy or tidier than you found it.
> * There was a Raspberry Pi charger left on the desk in the social room.
> Does this belong to someone? Should it have gone in your box or is this
> just for anyone to use? This isn't using much space but if no one can
> confidently answer questions like this then we end up being scared to
> move it in case someone gets upset that their unlabeled abandoned
> Raspberry Pi charger was left on a shared workspace and got moved.
> * There are a ton of empty cardboard boxes. These do take up
> considerable space. Is anyone saving Club Mate boxes for any particular
> reason? The packing pellets from those boxes are getting everywhere, I
> find more every time I hoover. There is one Club Mate box in the
> workshop with an M&S bag with a sweater in it. What is this? Why is it
> there?
> * Other boxes that I would like to get rid of include the Shop Vac box.
> We love the Shop Vac, it is great, but do we need to keep the box?
> * I have written up some draft rules for managing our members' storage
> area. They are available on the wiki at:
> https://wiki.57north.org.uk/index.php/Member_Storage. I would like to
> implement these rules soon, and will do so if there are no objections.
> Those in violation of the policy will be contacted after its
> implementation to work out how they would like to comply.
> Thanks,
> Iain.
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