iPads


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    Andy Hills on #5557

    Hello ward councillors! Now the vote has been passed for shiny new ipads, does that mean you'll start engaging on social media 'on the move' to keep us up to date?


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    Cllr Richard Sharp on #5580

    Hi Andy. The iPads are primarily to permit secure access to council email and documents with changes to the security conditions that the council has to comply with. I don't expect to become a keen twitter user because of the council iPad having tried twitter for council work in 2011 with my own. Tweeting at council meetings led to a lot of arguments and I think is officially not allowed, or certainly actively discouraged.


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    Andy Hills on #5581

    Tweeting at council meetings led to a lot of arguments and I think is officially not allowed, or certainly actively discouraged.

    Hi Richard, thanks for being the inaugural councillor on the forum! I wouldn't expect anyone in a meeting to be on Twitter, email or any other device or business! I'd find that, as a chair of meetings, a total disgrace if the attendees are to be providing input to the meeting. That aside, I can't see any other reason for not providing regular, quick updates in one form or another to residents.If there is a reason for it then do let us know as residents often mention they have no idea what councillors are up to.


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    new1 on #5582

    Hi Andy. The iPads are primarily to permit secure access to council email and documents with changes to the security conditions that the council has to comply with. I don't expect to become a keen twitter user because of the council iPad having tried twitter for council work in 2011 with my own. Tweeting at council meetings led to a lot of arguments and I think is officially not allowed, or certainly actively discouraged.

    Why can't you just use your office / home pc or laptop. Why do you need ipads as well? also, why ipads when other brands are cheaper and do the same or a better job? the only time i ever hear anything from the councillors is at campaign time, i have no idea what you do


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    Guy on #5583

    don't think anyone knows what councillors do new1. think most people forget they even exist they're so quiet. apparently we have elections coming up but I have no idea who's standing or what they might be doing for knaphill


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    Cllr Kevin Davis on #5796

    I am in the next ward and spend a fair amount of my time in or around Knaphill. I also used to live in Knaphill before I moved to Brookwood.

    iPads were issued because the Council was subjected to PSN access rules. https://www.publicservicesnetwork.service.gov.uk/guide Essentially, WBC were forced to adopt the IL3 standards in a fairly short time frame and the most cost effective way of achieving this was to follow the standards other councils had used (rather than reinvent the wheel) and issue iPads using the same access technology. Problem is, they’re ghastly, although great if you don’t know anything better. I returned mine after a few weeks and use the older system to access the resources which works better for me.

    Each councillor has pages on the Window on Woking site, which is where I blog non-party related material. Doesn’t help Knaphill much however as it is generally Brookwood focused.

    Cheers.

    Kevin

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