Digital TV for public services is a hit with users
The Looking Local digital service allows people to contact Blaenau Gwent Council and access public services through their digital televisions, mobile and smart phones and games consoles – including the Nintendo Wii.
It was initially launched in the Heads of the Valleys earlier this year and has received over one million views as the service spread across more areas.
Users can report issues such as potholes, fly tipping or missed bin collections and request services such as bulky goods collections.
They can also find advice and information, or even place a bid for social housing from the comfort of their own home.
Councillor Den Hughes, Blaenau Gwent Council’s executive member for governance said:
“To reach this significant milestone in such a short space of time is a remarkable achievement for the Looking Local service in Wales.
“This is a new and developing platform with enormous potential, and to have a million hits already demonstrates the growing demand from people in Wales to embrace new technology and access public services at a time and place that suits them.”
To access the service on Sky TV press Interactive > Direct Gov > Welcome > Local Services > Wales.
Virgin users should press Interactive > News & Info > Looking Local > Wales.
If you have an internet enabled phone or are using your PC or Wii visit www.lookinglocal.gov.uk/lookinglocal or text your postcode to 07786 203957