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Offline Muggins

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« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2014, 06:02:41 PM »
Here you are Tobes, a copy of the letter, with all the personal things left off, and the contact details.

When you get to the 'need to know more':  https://www.gov.uk/yourvotematters

It doesn't tell you much in fact it's going round in circles. Except it seems councils don't have to ask you, i.e. they can keep the register as it is i.e. secret. It wasn't secret before the Data Protection act. 'course then they probably didn't have the opportunity to sell it for cash.

So the epitome of bureaucratic excellence and efficiency that is SBC, will have a phone call to say you want to 'opt out'!
Can't get the document up, will try later.

Well I can see how that's going to pan out, can't you?

I think if I opt out of allowing my name to go on the open register, might mean I get opted out of voting altogether.

Like you Tobes, my stomach churns at the chances of those hourly phone calls again.
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« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2014, 06:33:33 PM »
Do what?! I thought bullshit like this was supposed to be opt in rather than opt out? So, given I haven't had a letter, am I doomed to receive even more environment busting junk mail I don't even bother opening, and a deluge more pointless unsolicited automated calls from India?!

I have an active list in my kitchen now - any - and I mean ANY - companies who write to me or call me by name with an unsolicited approach are automatically but on my boycott list.  :tickedoff:

I have just received my letter and was pissed off by it. I previously registered to be on the 'secret list' so why do they feel that they have a right to change this decision.

I previously opted out in order to avoid receiving the environment busting junk mail, but now as a protest I am intending to dispose of all junk mail in the wheelie bin for landfill. Why should I help the borough achieve it's recycling targets if the greedy money grabbing bastards are part of the problem.

Is it a legal requirement to be on the Electoral Register. I would happily trade my vote for no junk mail.  :argh:

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« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2014, 07:21:48 PM »
I have an active list in my kitchen now - any - and I mean ANY - companies who write to me or call me by name with an unsolicited approach are automatically but on my boycott list.  :tickedoff:

Tobes, any companies daft enough to send me unsolicited mail and include a postage paid envelope get it sent back at their cost. Surprising how quickly it stops.

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« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2014, 07:56:21 PM »
Do what?! I thought bullshit like this was supposed to be opt in rather than opt out? So, given I haven't had a letter, am I doomed to receive even more environment busting junk mail I don't even bother opening, and a deluge more pointless unsolicited automated calls from India?!

Sorry for so many posts on this issue.

You might not have received a letter if you are a sole occupier. According to the blurb:-

Up to now, the head of a household has been responsible for registering everyone who lives there.

From 10 June, people in England and Wales will register as individuals instead, using a new system.


My girlfriend and I have both received a letter. Is it the case that they are now registering us separately and assuming that our previous request to opt out was the household's decision and not the individuals?

I will let the leader of the council deal with the fall out from my girlfriend having officially decreed that I am the Head of the Household. Oh yeah !!!  :banana:

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« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2014, 10:27:56 PM »
I watched the 6.30 bbc west news tonight, on it there was an item about the shortage of doctors in both Bristol and Swindon, in the Swindon brief, they showed the bungalow that has now been sold, that was the doctors surgery in croft road, and also, they mentioned about the surgery in Freshbrook, that is going to open twice a week, again due to shortage of doctors.
What surprised me, was how Ms Excel, Ms Snelgrove and others, were bumping their gums about this, and yet at the last west Swindon forum, when this was discussed in great detail, none of them were there to comment
Did they just miss the meeting, or did they know that there would be no tv or press photographers there !!.

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« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2015, 04:31:39 AM »
All those who are allotment tenants and have seen their rent go up from £7.50, to £48 per year, should remember this when you go to vote in May.... :WTF:

Less than residents parking!