Friday, November 17, 2006

Tagging Of Local Councillors Will Improve Performance

In a countrywide first, Swindon is to experiment with electronically tagging local councillors in an effort to improve overall efficency.

Locals with new DAB Radios and third generation mobile phones will get an regular beeping sound from their sets when a local representative is within 100 metres, with the beeps getting louder the closer they get.

Councillor Joshua Marcus ( Wichelstowe South) said ' most of the older members of the council were againest this trial, but overall, it'll allow voters to know where the people they vote for are on a day-to-day basis.'

Rumours that the scheme includes fitting religious door-to-door sellers has been rejected as too expensive has been denied by officials.