Decision details

Modern.Gov Rollout and Members IT Scheme Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To detail the progress made to date with the Modern.Gov ‘Early Adopters Roll Out’ to Elected Members and the subsequent revised IT Scheme for Elected Members from 2019.

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder introduced the report which detailed the progress made to date with

the Modern.Gov ‘Early Adopters Roll Out’ to Elected Members and the subsequent

revised IT Scheme for Elected Members from 2019. Further, it reported on the

involvement of the IT and Digital Transformation Advisory Committee who had

monitored progress over the last year.  He explained that this represented a significant

step change for the Council, but the experience of the Early Adopters had been good

and the full roll out of Modern.Gov would bring significant benefits for the new Council. It

would provide a common platform for Members to be able to access documents and

communicate with the public and each other.  He fully endorsed the proposals and hoped

Members would fully embrace the new scheme which would allow further developments

over time as well as significant savings in printing and postage costs.  He said he also

particularly wanted to thank the Member Services Officer who had led on this project for

the enormous amount of work she had put in, as well as the Member Services and IT

Teams. The role of the IT and Digital Transformation Advisory Committee, chaired by

Councillor Knowles, was also recognised.

 

Resolved:

 

That

 

(i)               the progress to date be noted.

 

(ii)      the amendments to the Members IT Scheme, including the use of

ashford.gov email accounts for all Council business, as set out at

Appendix B to the report, be supported and agreed.

 

Contact: Kirsty Morland, Member Services Officer Email: Kirsty.morland@ashford.gov.uk.

Publication date: 21/06/2019

Date of decision: 11/04/2019