These smart me­ters not so smart after all

Solihull News - - LETTERS & EMAILS -

SMART me­ters or dumb con­sumers, I’m at a loss to un­der­stand which...

I have leaflets, tele­vi­sion ad­verts and a con­tin­ual stream of “ex­perts” telling me that the “free” smart me­ter is go­ing to save me a small for­tune, and then I read that it isn’t free, it’s a hid­den cost, just like the “free” light bulbs that used to drop through my let­ter­box.

Now the roll- out of this tech­nol­ogy is go­ing to cost me around £ 400. I’m also told that this smart me­ter is al­ready out of date.

Then, of course, there is al­ways the worry that when any­thing our Govern­ment gives us, it is usu­ally a bad thing.

The more I read about smart me­ters, the more I see an­other in­tru­sive gad­get be­ing in­tro­duced into my home. S T Vaughan

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A pos­si­ble new art­work by street artist Banksy, which has ap­peared on a garage wall in Taibach, Port Tal­bot. The paint­ing ap­peared overnight and shows a child play­ing in the fall­ing ash and smoke from a fire in a skip

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