Since Greenwich Council have stopped joint funding of the display, Lewisham is once again asking for donations (HERE) so that the royally deprived citizens of Greenwich Borrow Council can get a peek for free. So, if you climb up the hill onto the heath via Greenwich, spare a thought for the needy scurrying out of their hovels in Hyde Vale, Crooms Hill and Point Hill to steal a glimpse of the spectacle.
In other loosely connected news, Edenbridge has chosen who to burn as their guy. Not George Osborne - too boring; not Jimmy O'BEast Savile, whose name was removed from the candidate list. Not even Abu Hamza managed to get the role. In recognition of his disservices to cycling, Lance Armstrong will be their effigy of the year.