I just had my 309 partner visa granted today!! I applied 4th August so a week short of the 10 month mark. I think I may be the first August date on here so great news that it looks like the London Embassy have started on their August grants!
I didn't email my CO once, just randomly checked my emails at work today and there was the grant in my inbox!
So happy as I can now hand in my notice and be off in a month to see my partner (he has been in Aus since March as his visa expired here).
Fingers crossed for everyone else now waiting, hopefully this is the start of a load of visas being granted for August applicants!