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Free app to help people access Nottinghamshire County Council services

Posted onPosted on 31st Jan

A free, easy to use app providing a new way of accessing a wide range of county council services has been unveiled.

Nottinghamshire County Council said two thirds of residents had told the authority they would be likely to download an app to access services.

The MyNotts app, now available to download, will make it easier, quicker and more convenient for people to make the most of services 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 and recycling centres, applying to foster or adopt, and reporting a safeguarding or highways issue.

The app will also provide information about what’s on across the county with links to the county’s visitor attractions, such as Sherwood Forest Country Park and Visitor Centre, Holme Pierrepont and Rufford Abbey.

The MyNotts app will make it easier for people to report potholes, street lights and other highways issues in Nottinghamshire using the smartphone’s GPS facility to automatically identify a location and provide updates on progress direct to people’s smartphones.

Coun Reg Adair, deputy leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “MyNotts app is a further development in making it easier, quicker and more convenient for the public to access county council services in Nottinghamshire.

“95 per cent of householders in the UK have access to a smartphone and two thirds of our residents told us they would be likely to download an app to access council services.

“We have 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 would 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.