Monday, September 25, 2017

Your vote matters - make sure you're in

Electoral registration forms have been sent to every household within Pembrokeshire asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the Electoral Register for that address is correct.

Householders who have not returned their electoral registration forms will now be sent a reminder. Householders are being urged to respond as soon as possible.  This can be done online, by telephone; text or returning the form in the envelope provided.

The aim is to ensure that the Electoral Register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

Although there are no planned elections for 2018, elections can be called at any time so this is an opportunity for residents to ensure that they will be able to take part, even if an election is called at short notice.

Ian Westley, Electoral Registration Officer at Pembrokeshire County Council, said: "Anyone who wants to vote must be registered. To make sure you are able to have your say in future elections simply check the form when it arrives and respond as promptly as possible.

"It's particularly important that anyone who has moved address recently looks out for this information to ensure that they are registered."

The printing and posting of the forms incurs extra costs at a time when the local authority is trying to save money, while failure to respond to the reminder will incur the further expense of a canvasser calling at each property that has not responded.

The electoral registration form also allows residents to opt to have their details excluded from the Open Register. This means their details cannot be bought by individuals and commercial organisations.

Anyone who has any questions should call the helpline on 01437 775844 or email: electoralservicespembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

Source: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/content.asp?id=35178 (Thu Aug 31st 2017)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
Local News & Events, Welsh Politics
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil

Let's Get Digital, Digital!

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All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week.

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No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service.

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The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will include information stalls, seminars and workshops with activities available to suit a variety of ages and capabilities.

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The day will also provide an opportunity for people to enrol on a wide variety of Adult Community Learning courses including courses for help people gain skills they need to get back into work, exciting courses from crafts to computers and as well as accessible learning opportunities for adults with additional needs.

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Workshops in the festival include an ‘Appy hour' for all those confused by just what their smartphone or tablet can do, Minecraft club for children to build and explore their own world in a safe, offline environment, a local ancestry and family history workshop with Glamorgan Family History Society, a social media seminar, 3D printing demonstration, digital garden design and much more.

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Visitors to the library will also be able to find out about the latest cutting edge photography equipment available, learn about the latest virtual reality technology to help people gain an understanding of what it is like to suffer from dementia and lots of information about the activities and resources on offer in Cardiff Libraries.

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Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "Digifest is a great initiative by Cardiff Libraries and Adult Community Learning to help people find out more about every day technology, how to get the best out of it and how to enjoy using it. There's a packed schedule of innovative activities running throughout the day for real novices to those who already embrace technology in their lives but want to learn more.

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