The ‘Notice Herts’ app provides convenient access to information about local planning, transport and licensing applications, along with events and places to visit in the local area, and recommended traders.
The free app is the work of a new partnership of Hertfordshire councils, a local newspaper group, technology companies, and charities who were selected to run an innovative central government pilot using technology to make public notices clearer, simpler, and in a place the public will access them.
Robert Smyth, Assistant Director at Dacorum Borough Council, the organisation leading the project explains, “How people consume information has radically changed with new technology and this app is a great example of mobile apps can be used to help us engage with communities about the issues that affect them. We will learn a lot from this pilot project which will help us with our plans to deliver more online services in the future.”
• Notices of planning applications, road changes and licensing applications (sex and alcohol establishments) based on geographical location
• Local events and places of interest locally
• Approved local tradespeople
An online survey is open until 4th September open to everyone across the country, the results of which will inform plain language guidance for statutory notices. The survey is available at www.dacorum.gov.uk/