Kennet District Council Buggers
Apologies for the rash of articles on the Kennet District Council Bugging scandal!
Let me just summarise a couple of points.
My big complaint is that that Kennet Council secretly introduced an electronic bug onto my premises - it doesn't matter what the bug can do or is for - that is simply unacceptable.
We will now hear all sort of "reasonable" reasons why the bugs should be there. Here is Kennet's first version:
Martin Smith, head of Environmental Services at Kennet District Council, which covers Devizes, admitted that residents had not been told their bins were electronically tagged. Nor is there any reference in documents about the council's waste-recycling strategy. There is nothing sinister about this,' he said. 'These are simply chips that will enable us to sort out disputes between householders about whose wheelie bin is whose. If there are any arguments we can just send out an officer to scan the chip and settle the argument.
'There is a debate in Government over the possibility of introducing charges but that's not what we had in mind when we ordered the chips.'
And that sounds like complete rubbish to me.
The truth is that the EU is ruling our refuse and the councils are just doing what our European masters want them to - and that means that our bins are going to be policed tighter than our borders.
And as to the RFID tags produced by deister electronic. We are told they are just to identify the address - so why do they need to be so large? Why do they need to have Read/Write capability - TC chipnest transponder specification? And what is the purpose of choosing a system that has an "open architecture (which) allows Software houses and systems integrators to provide bespoke solutions."
All this at £2 a bin just to provide an address? Pull the other one.
If Kennet District Council has a reasonable explanation why did they not declare it and argue for it instead of secretly installing them?
When did our Civil Servants become the Stasi?