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Friday 18 October, 2019
Residents using the Ashburton App will soon have quick access to Council news, videos and other important information when a new Ashburton District Council feature goes live on the app on Monday 21 October.
The Council has partnered with the Ashburton Guardian's app to help provide residents with easy access to Council services and information.
The Council button, which will be located on the Ashburton App home screen, is the latest addition to the Council's suite of communication tools that it uses to engage with the community.
Council Business Support Group Manager, Paul Brake says the Council is always looking at ways to ensure its communication efforts are meeting residents' needs.
"The Ashburton App has a large audience, with over 15,000 installed devices. Residents are using it as a central place to find local information and services, and a Council presence on the app will help to complete the Ashburton District experience for users. We are very pleased to make this option available."
Through the Council button, residents will have real time access to the latest Council news, videos, information for the EA Networks Centre, Ashburton Library, Ashburton Museum and Council office, and elected member information.
"We have worked closely with the Ashburton Guardian to develop improved features that weren't previously available on the app," Mr Brake continues. "The improvements mean that news and information from the Council will be available on the Ashburton App in real-time."
In addition to the Ashburton App, the Council has a monthly print publication (District Diary) and e-newsletter (District Wrap), social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, a YouTube channel and a free text alert service, to ensure residents are informed.
The Ashburton App is available to download free from the App Store and Google Play.