Powys gets £1m backing for digital transformation

Written by Sam Trendall on 4 December 2019 in News
News

County council gets Welsh Government funding to implement tech

Llanidloes Without in the north of the county of Powys   Credit: William Franklin/CC BY-ND 2.0

Powys County Council has been awarded Welsh Government backing of almost £1m to roll out a wide-ranging digital strategy over the coming years.

The Digital Powys plan contains a range of measures dedicated to the adoption of new technologies and services to improve the council’s operations, the experience of citizens, and the local economy.

The local authority has received a little more than £980,000 in Welsh Government investment to support the first phase of the strategy’s rollout, which will take place over the next two years.


Related content


The digital proposals form part of a wider transformation programme being implemented by the council between now and 2025.

Ness Young, Powys’s corporate director of resources and transformation, said: “We have to keep pace with technology and allow residents to access council services faster and more efficiently, and the funding will help us meet that challenge. Technology provides real opportunities to improve service delivery and we want to make sure all residents can share in that experience.”

She added: "Transformation of services within local government demands high-quality data and analytics and our work will lead that process. We intend using predictive analysis to better understand customer needs, provide information to support decision making and support other councils to introduce business analytics. We will pilot new technologies, evaluate them for colleagues in other authorities and share our experiences with others. The way local government works is changing rapidly, and we intend being at the forefront of that transformation.”

About the author

Sam Trendall is editor of PublicTechnology

Share this page

Tags

Categories

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM READERS

Please login to post a comment or register for a free account.

Related Articles

Will local government transformation be set back by coronavirus?
15 January 2021

Having long suffered from a scarcity of funding, councils could be forgiven for deprioritising investments in new tech. But public and private and sector leaders tell PublicTechnology...

The biggest stories of 2020 – part two
31 December 2020

PublicTechnology completes our round-up of the most read and significant stories of 2020

Related Sponsored Articles

Remote working opened the doors to cyberattack and data breach risks – we can close them
8 December 2020

In 2020 public sector organisations have been tested to a degree never experienced before. According to CrowdStrike, increasing cybersecurity attacks are an additional complication they must...

Email security incidents happen every 12 hours – it’s time to close the gap in Microsoft 365
21 January 2021

The remote-first world has seen email being relied on more than ever as a core communication mechanism - but with 93% of IT leaders acknowledging a risk to sensitive data, what steps should be...

Are You Ready for the Future of Cyber Security?
15 January 2021

2020 was a cyber security wake up call for many organisations. Attempting to provide secure remote access and device flexibility quickly exposed the flaws in legacy systems and processes. As we...