TECHNOLOGY is set to make the lives of council neighbourhood officers a little bit easier with the introduction of hand held computers in December.
The devices, which are around the size of a mobile phone, have a camera, phone and camcorder which will allow pictures of everyday problems like pot holes and fly tipping, to be recorded, emailed back to the appropriate team and resolved quickly.
Each neighbourhood coordinator will have one of the computers, and they expected to speed repairs, reduce paperwork and cut down on travel time and the associated environmental impact.
Councillor Ted Richards, cabinet member for transport, highways and infrastructure, said: "These devices will totally change the way our neighbourhood co-ordinators are able to work. Not only will it speed up the way we are able to respond to problems, but it will give our team more time to do what they do best - work with the community and drive forward local projects with local people."