Nottingham City Council is connecting 135 sites to a network to speed internal communication and give a better service to customers. The new 4.5 million pounds network supplied by BT, will give staff access to the Council’s internal website which contains manuals to help them do their jobs, as well as the latest Council news, information about councillors and departments as well as the City’s employee paper.The initial benefits for customers will be a better service for council tax and housing benefit. From January 2000 agendas and minutes of Committee meetings will be available to the public on line. Later the system will allow on line planning applications and a facility for finding out the progress of a planning application.
There will also be links to schools which will allow the Council to pursue its citizenship agenda.