Thursday, August 16

Havant Borough Council election registration incompetence

Just received a letter today from Havant Borough Council from the electoral registration officer in an unsealed envelope.

The letter asks me to confirm the household details (as usual) for election purposes by filling in the form telephoning the council or by logging into a web page using two SECRET security codes printed on the letter! The same codes can be used to send a text confirmation on a mobile phone.

Yes you heard it, the envelope was unsealed and contained the security codes for me to enter personal details who lives at my address, their nationality, age etc.

I do not know if anyone looked inside the envelope and copied the codes. No one does. If the letter was sealed then there may have been some indication that it had been tampered with. Better still, hide the codes under a scratchable area.

On top of this apparent incompetence, they threaten a £1000 fine for supplying incorrect information. So someone could mess up your data for you and you get a fine as a result.

Any Russians out there that feel like abusing our council elections, feel free, it looks like we deserve it. Or at least the services cutting Tory council deserves it.

Saturday, July 28

High tide at Southsea today

The Wellington - Revived?

A while ago I posted that The Wellington pub was to be demolished.

Well it looks like I was wrong, although at the time of the post I think the info was correct.
The pub is being refurbished and being made into flats. I think previous news across the inter-web suggested that it would be demolished to make way for flats.

Here is a photo showing the current work:

Photo when it was boarded up.
You can see that in the more recent photo the roof has had a lot of work done to it.

Friday, July 27

Hydrogen vs Batteries to power EVs

Excellent video comparing Hydrogen and Batteries as the energy storage method for electric vehicles:

Wednesday, July 18

Electric Vehicle charging comes to the Borough

It's taken a long time, but soon Havant Borough Council owned car parks will have 48kW EV rapid chargers installed. The chargers will be a part of the Genie Point network:

I believe these will charge a car to about 80% in 30 minutes, which is probably reasonable for a car park scenario. Ah it makes a change to post some local news and something positive!

Saturday, July 14

An American Tesla Model 3 experience

An American Tesla Model 3 owner describes his experience trying to explain his car to his business clients!