Online forms for contacting councils
You can now use the Web to contact the council about a variety of issues from fly-tipping to broken road signs.
The facility also allows you to publicise a local event and even invite the chairperson of the council along as a guest.
A new set of online forms has been added to the Welwyn Hatfield District Council (WHDC) site enabling those with Internet access to enter full details of any issue they want to raise and to send their message to the correct department.
A user of the Brookmans Park Newsletter e-mailed about the service, suggesting it should be publicised on this site.
"I noticed a crack at the base of a lamp post in Bluebridge Road and was taken via this (the WHDC) page to HertsCC and their site had a written description of the site of the actual lamp post pinpointed on their database for me to identify. You really ought to have an article and a permanent link on the front page to these services," he wrote.
That link now appears on left-hand side of the front page under 'Community Links' entitled 'Contact council'.
There is a wide selection of forms which can be used to contact WHDC directly and links where users are taken to the relevant departments of Hertfordshire County Council.
The forms enable local residents to:
16 June 2003
Report local issues online - 4 May 2002