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Jun 25 2013

Harrow Council to launch new Website

harrow_council_logoHarrow Council’s new website will make it easier for residents to get the latest Council information wherever they are.

The new-look website, which is due to launch at the end of the week, will be easier for people to access on mobile or tablet devices – so they can get the latest information even when they are on the go.

The site includes a sleeker design and is easier to navigate. Information is easier to find, so residents will be able to find out about vital Council services with just the touch of a button.

The website cost just £23,000 and was designed and created by the Council’s in-house web team, with advice from content management specialists Jadu.

It will help towards the total £1.3million of savings the Council’s Customer Service’s department needs to make, as more people use it as a first port-of-call, rather than a phone call or visiting the Civic Centre.

Harrow Council Leader and Portfolio Holder for Customer Service Cllr Thaya Idaikkadar, said: “We wanted to replace our rather out-dated website with something more modern that makes it easier for residents to find the information they need.  With more people accessing the internet on tablets and mobile phones, it is important that we were able to keep up, and provide Council information in a range of ways.”

People can use the Council’s website to make payments, book appointments, and find information about things like rubbish collection, pest control and grass cutting.

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2 comments

  1. Harrow Dude (@Harrow_Dude)

    Will I be able to use this web site to complain about the people using my unlocked park as a drink and drugs den after dark?

  2. Georgia x

    I look forward to checking out the Planning pages. The previous version was difficult to navigate and seemed unnecessarily clunky.

    If it works then this is good news. I never understand why we pay for outside companies to do the work that council departments should be able to do, and are already salaried to do so.

    I reserve judgment.

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