launched by Town Pages, the business and community new media information provider. The Town Pages service will deliver a host of locally based information and services via the Internet, Internet TV and touch screen kiosks in key city centre locations.
The Town Pages site is linked to the council site and will also be accessible through the kiosks. In addition, the Community Pages on Town Pages are presented in association with the council. These will give Winchester residents access to information on general practitioners, the national health service, education,
churches and societies.
- Contact local councillors directly about leaking pipes or refuse collection
- Make entries in the community diary to let other people know about events which they are organising
- Post messages on electronic pinboards
- Find their nearest florist, plumber, solicitor........
- Explore the entertainment pages to see what's on at the local cinema or theatre
- Discover their dream homes, whether buying or renting, through the property
Andrew Lyndon-Skeggs, Town Pages, managing director, said:
'By working closely with councils and other authorities, and with the
benefit of new media such as the Internet and touch-screen kiosks, we
can assist councils in providing huge quantities of highly useful
business and community information. Furthermore, by providing a means
for people to post messages to tell one another about local events, we
can help to generate a greater sense of community in towns and cities
across the country.'
The Winchester launch is only the beginning, Town Pages has strategic
expansion plans to establish a nationwide presence by the year 2000.
Mr Lyndon-Skeggs continued:
'Through Town Pages, councils will be able to reach a wide range of
audiences from the local community to tourists and businesses, with
easily accessible information. Our pilot projects in Hampshire were
successful in attracting investment, helping local businesses grow
through their presence on the Internet, and bringing visitors to the