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Councillor surgeries are now online!


Information about councillor surgeries is now available on TellMeScotland.


TellMeScotland is Scotland's national public information notices portal, allowing public notices to be published in a single online location.


Up until now the portal had four categories of notice for general, licensing, planning and traffic notices. However, a fifth category, councillor surgeries, has now been added.


The first local authority to deploy this is Argyll and Bute Council, which has enhanced its digital systems and processes to allow automatic data transfer in support of this process.


The councillor surgery notices detail the ward name, number and local authority; the date, time and location; and which councillor will be in attendance.


It is hoped that this digital notification will support local democracy in Scotland and allow constituents to be directly notified where and when surgeries are arranged by email or by text message.


The TellMeScotland website was launched in December 2010; now 31 councils and 21 wider public sector organisations publish notices on the portal. Site traffic has grown by around 50% each year, with over 300,000 live and archived notices and 775,000 annual page views.


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