Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) has unveiled a free, easy to use app providing a new way of accessing a wide range of council services.
Two thirds of residents told NCC they’d be likely to download an app to access council services.
The MyNotts app, now available to download, will make it easier, quicker and more convenient for people to make the most of council services wherever they are, using their smartphones.
Services accessible through the app include adult social care services, school places, registering a birth or death, arranging a wedding at a council venue, information on council libraries, recycling centres, applying to foster or adopt, and reporting a safeguarding or highways issue.
MyNotts will also make it easier to report potholes, street lights and other highways issues, using the smartphone’s GPS facility to automatically identify the location and provide updates on progress direct to people’s smartphones.
In addition, the app will provide information about what’s on in Nottinghamshire, with links to visitor attractions such as Sherwood Forest Country Park and Visitor Centre, Holme Pierrepont and Rufford Abbey.
Councillor Reg Adair, Deputy Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council said:
“MyNotts is a further development in making it easier, quicker and more convenient for the public to access council services in Nottinghamshire.
“95% of householders in the UK have access to a smartphone and two thirds of our residents told us they’d be likely to download an app to access council services.
“We’ve involved local residents in developing and testing the app, and intend to continue to improve and enhance the services available using ongoing feedback from the public.
“I encourage residents to download the app for free on their smartphones and see for themselves how useful it can be.
“We hope this app will put council services quite literally in the hands of the public, and enhance and complement the services already provided through the council’s website and customer service centre.”
The app is available to download by visiting the App Store on Android or Apple devices.
Source: Notts County Council website