CABINET CALL: By South Holland District Council portfolio holder for internal services, performance and business development Gary Taylor
Providing you with information about the wide range of services we deliver is an essential part of what we do for residents and businesses across South Holland.
This is also why we launch public campaigns on issues important to communities such as Pride in South Holland which, in partnership with this newspaper, is working to get everybody involved in helping keep our district clean and tidy.
And more and more of our information today can be found where more and more people go everyday – Facebook, Twitter, and of course our website at www.sholland.gov.uk
With increasing numbers of residents and businesses online 24/7, using their Smartphones, tablets or iPads to pay bills, order goods and keep up to date, we are working hard to make sure South Holland District Council is there with you.
Today you can join more than 1,300 other people who follow us on Twitter at @SouthHollandDC, or catch up on news and events on our Facebook page which is growing in popularity as we use it more to keep residents up to date.
Our dog warden also has a Facebook page and I am always surprised at the hundreds of people showing a welcome concern about the stray dogs we find.
Full contact details for all your councillors are on www.sholland.co.uk where you will also find details of our services, how to view our popular webcasts of planning meetings and how to get in touch.
As much as online news services are growing rapidly in today’s world I, along with many others in the community, am a big fan of our local printed newspapers, and the community radio station.
Not only do they continue to give people up to date and interesting news but they also have an important role as community champions, challenging and highlighting the work we all do.
I take an active interest in ensuring that isolated and vulnerable residents are fully involved within their communities and the local media, such as this newspaper, do a lot to keep all people informed and involved.
Our next public campaign, to be launched shortly, will highlight the opportunity for South Holland residents to spread their council tax instalments over 12 months instead of 10.
We are working hard to help you by cutting your council tax as much as possible, and now we want to help by spreading the time given to pay.