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Paper 7 - 26 March 2004 Meeting

ASSOCIATION OF HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT LOCAL AUTHORITIES

26 March 2004

CUSTOMER SERVICE DEVELOPMENT

Report by the Director

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RECOMMENDATION:

That Members consider the work of the Customer Service Development Group.

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1. The Chief Executives’ Group has been working on behalf of the Association to develop "front- line" customer service across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. This is part of our work to "join-up" government generally. The purpose of this briefing is to inform Members about progress in this important area of work and to seek support and comments.

2. The "Lead" Chief Executive for customer service is Gwen Andrews (Havant) who will introduce the work of the H/IoW Customer Service Development Group.

3. The Group is currently chaired by Helena Renwick (New Forest District Council). Helena and Karen Edwards (Havant Borough Council) will describe the work of the Group and invite comments.

4. Work with front-line staff on customer service is closely integrated and supported by "Egovernment" infrastructure. The Association set up the Egovernment Partnership Board following a Members’ Seminar at Hart District Council in January 2001. The Board is currently chaired by Peter Robertson (Hampshire County Council).

5. The work of the Association on both Customer Service and Egovernment demonstrates how the fifteen H/IoW authorities are "building capacity" within their existing resources, supplemented by funding streams such as Egovernment.

NICK GOULDER
Director

Date: 9 March 2004
Annex: 0
Contact: Nick Goulder - 023 8068 8431, E-mail hiow@eastleigh.gov.uk

Last update: 16/03/2004
Author: Nick Goulder, Director

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