Voter registration letter sent in error

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  • Voter registration letter sent in error

    Anyone who received a letter dated 4 November entitled ‘Notice of review of registration entitlement’ should ignore it.

    The error occurred after our printers used an incorrect distribution list. Measures have been put in place to ensure this does not happen again.

    Letters of this type are routinely sent out when we have information that suggests a voter is incorrectly registered. It aims to make sure our Electoral Register is accurate and helps prevent voter fraud.

    We will be writing to every resident who has received a letter in error to explain what has happened and to apologise.

    https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20073/elections_and_voting/1054/voter_registration_letter_sent_in_error



    The error occurred after our printers used an incorrect distribution list. Measures have been put in place to ensure this does not happen again.

    Letters of this type are routinely sent out when we have information that suggests a voter is incorrectly registered. It aims to make sure our Electoral Register is accurate and helps prevent voter fraud.

    We will be writing to every resident who has received a letter in error to explain what has happened and to apologise.

    https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20073/elections_and_voting/1054/voter_registration_letter_sent_in_error

  • Oakhurst Bus layover issues to ease.

    For some time we have had a lot of complaints about buses using an area in Oakhurst as a layover. It has taken a very long time to get this resolved but I am pleased to say progress has been made following intervention by Swindon Borough Council Cabinet Member Cllr Maureen Penny.

    This is an outline of the action taken by them to alleviate the issues of traffic congestion caused by their vehicles laying over at Oakhurst Way during the morning peak.

    ‘Following complaints received, with effect from 18/10/2019 Swindon Bus Company implemented the following practice:

    Drivers operating the following departures on Service 12; 07:34, 08:09 and 08:47 from Oakhurst Way must observe the following operating instruction

    Instead of turning right from Tortworth Road into Oakhurst Way they turn left and proceed to and circumnavigate the roundabout at the junction of Garsington Drive and wait any time at the northbound bus stop layby located between Hartington and Ilkeston Roads.

    Once any recovery/layover time has been waited they then proceed to the roundabout at the junction of Voyager Drive and commence service at the designated departure time.

    We have asked that afternoon/evening peak times are also looked into, and that if the morning change does work then it can be progressed on. Please do provide feedback to us.

  • Darker evenings mean we notice broken street lights. Report them.

    With the evenings getting darker earlier and the clocks going back at the weekend could I ask you all to look around your locality and see if there are any street lights not working.

    If there are any not working please report them at Swindon.gov.uk.

    If there are any issues, or they are not fixed within a reasonable period of time please do let me know by email.

    Thanks.

  • Powershell to speed up deployment of Intel NUC’s

    So this week we have been working on deploying more meeting rooms in One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London UK, for a client. This is the first site where we have agreed to set static IP’s on the Intel NUC’s and the Yealink CP960’s.

    To speed up the deployment I put together a short Powershell script to set a few bits out of the box.

    All the NUC’s come to us with English US defaults for the region, local, etc. We are in the UK so we want en-GB so we use:

    Set-Culture en-GB
    Set-WinSystemLocale en-GB
    Set-WinHomeLocation -GeoId 242
    Set-WinUserLanguageList en-GB -force

    Next we want to set a static IP, subnet, gateway and DNS:

    New-NetIPAddress –InterfaceAlias “Ethernet” –IPv4Address “10.38.7.10” –PrefixLength 24 -DefaultGateway 10.38.7.1
    Set-DnsClientServerAddress -InterfaceAlias “Wired Ethernet Connection” -ServerAddresses 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4

    And while we are there we may aswell set the time correctly:

    set-date -date “25/10/2019 14:53”

    This has reduced the deployment time of each NUC, as the script saves multiple clicks. Next week I will do the last 2 steps which are activation of Windows 10 and pushing out an MSI installer for the Yealink Zoom rooms plugin.


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