We’re now going to go into the comfort break.
But before we go,
I would just like to remind people that we are live streaming here
So if you leave your microphone switched on….
…anybody can hear what you’re saying.
So please, before you go to your comfort break, which is from now,
until ten to four,
if you’d all like to mute your microphones.
Just a minute, just a minute!
We’re going to make that
quarter to four,
…because the clock I’m looking at
[sounds of breathing]
I’m going to take a mid-afternoon comfort break now.
Could we all be back here for quarter past four.
“Thank you, Lord Mayor,”
“Lord Mayor, you might want to mute.”
“D’yer, er…. have you seen Boris is giving a press conference.
And he’s got a new slogan.
…It’s ‘hands, face and space’”
“It’s not hands, face and boomps-a-daisy is it?”
….its hands, face and space.”
“knees and toes, knees and toes!’”
“How’s your business going to cope Jayne?”
[Cllr Jayne Dunn owns a beauty salon]
“Don’t get your hands anywhere near their face!”
“A lot of Jayne’s work takes place well away from the face.”
“what are you implying?!” says Cllr Jayne.
“I’m sure that all of Jayne’s work is extremely hygienically done” says Cllr Sue
“Thank you, Sue, and it is.
It’s like an operating theatre in my salon.
You’d be very impressed Sue with my PPE,
no corners cut”
OK – are we all back in our places?
I’m now going to call a ten-minute comfort break.
So I’d like you back here please at uuummmm fifty-five, fifty-six Something like that. Thank you.
Oh, would you all please mute ya….[silence]
“You’re on mute Lord Mayor”
“We can’t hear you Lord Mayor”
Yeah,. Would you please make sure you mute yourselves before you leave your station and er….
….because it’s all being streamed live anyway.
[ten minutes of silence]
“Alan, have you got your mike on?….Councillor Law, have you got your mike on?”
“Well, it’s been fun so far”
“Hello. I can hear voices. Are they real or are they in my head again?”
“Well they should be muted. The Lord Mayor said mute”
“Oh, alright then… I always do as I’m told”
OK. Are we all…. are we all back? Not quite.
I’m now going to adjourn for a quick comfort break.
Can I just remind all those who are still here to put your machines on mute…
we can’t halt the process of the whatever it is.
So, you need to mute yourselves…
… before you leave your machine.
“How you going Pete?” says Cllr Roger
“Not so bad…. I’m just eating a Gregg’s mince pie” says Cllr Pete
“hmm. Gregg’s yeah?”
“D’you know that Gregg’s at the end of the day give their leftover stuff to Bens”
[Bens is a Centre for Vulnerable People]
“Gregg’s are a very good company.”
They look after their staff as well”
“Certainly, Bens have benefitted from them”
“So’s my waistline Roger!”
I just want to remind people that this is still going out on the webcast.
So, it’s still live.
Anything your say now can be heard by the public
who are listening
on the webcast.
“You’re the best Lord Mayor we’ve ever had Tony”
I’m now going to adjourn for a comfort break.
Be back here for 3.15.
On the dot.
Oh – could you please ensure that you mute yourselves,
because the live streaming is still live,
even though you may not think it is.
So, if you just put yourselves on mute to ensure that anything you say
is not overheard.
Anything you say
that you shouldn’t want to be overheard,
is not overheard, should I say.
[sounds of breathing]