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  • Location: Teston, Kent (3mls SW of Maidstone)
  • Location: Teston, Kent (3mls SW of Maidstone)

    This is a subject of perennial interest and I suppose it is indirectly related to the weather but please feel free to move it to another category if necessary.

    Twice a year fairly heated debates occur before the topic gets put to bed for another six months.

    For me a simple solution would be to advance the start of BST to the first full March weekend rather than wait to the last weekend of the month. The Autumn date clocks back date would remain the same. The darkest 4 months would rightly remain under GMT but we could then enjoy March to a greater extent. The tourist season could be extended and less power would be wasted on lighting. Easters falling in March would benefit fully from BST.

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  • Location: Hanley, Stoke-on-trent
  • Location: Hanley, Stoke-on-trent

    I agree it is very wasteful that the clocks go back only around 8 weeks before the winter solstice, but go forward over 13 weeks after! So much wasted light in the evenings. 1st weekend seems about right.

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    I think the main conflict area regarding the clocks changing is between those who get up early in the morning and like to have sunlight for when they get up, and those who would like sunlight to persist well into the evenings. With such conflicting interests you are never going to please everyone.

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  • Location: Coleraine,Macosquin,County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Coleraine,Macosquin,County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

    they should just move the time zone back an hour to -1 gmt as that is the line near enough going by latitute that we should be at not 0. then add an hour onto that in the summer then it would probably work it better.

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  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland
  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland

    Perhaps Ireland, but I do seem to remember the 0º line of longitude being pretty close to much of England.

    I think the main conflict area regarding the clocks changing is between those who get up early in the morning and like to have sunlight for when they get up, and those who would like sunlight to persist well into the evenings. With such conflicting interests you are never going to please everyone.

    No, but at least changing the clocks equally either side of the solstice would make logical sense?
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  • Location: Evesham, Worcs, Albion
  • Location: Evesham, Worcs, Albion

    For me a simple solution would be to advance the start of BST to the first full March weekend rather than wait to the last weekend of the month.

    Whaaaaaaaat??????? I'd put the date back till the end of April :)

    I hate the shift back to dark mornings - makes spring so depressing.

    And can we have our morning daylight back in September please. I do agree it's daft we don't go back to normal time until the end of October.

    And personally I like midday to be at 12.00 and midnight at 00.00. It's so much easier than 13.00 and 01.00 :p

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