Monday, May 19, 2003

just back from interesting chat with the people responsible for running Haringey Online, the wesbite for the borough council. Among the many points of conversation, we discussed the point of a council website. The government perspective is that council websites should aim for full transactability: ie that they should be about making council transactions available online [such as being able to pay council tax, parking fines etc], as well as providing information on council services. But is transactability what borough residents want? Might council websites better serve as a forum for community discussion?