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21/05/2018
New way for people to engage with Mayor goes live

A new way for people to engage with Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, is being launched online today.

By clicking on a link, residents will be taken to an interactive chat accessed from one of the popular applications people use daily such as Facebook Messenger.

The first conversation is on homelessness and aims to give people a quick and easy way to add their voice without having to attend a meeting or fill in a long survey.

All of the results will be made anonymous and then provided to those people and organisations that make key decisions on homelessness across the region.

Novoville, the start-up providing the technology, was a winner of the West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) recent Urban Challenge competition which focuses on using digital solutions to help tackle issues like housing, youth unemployment and people’s general well-being.

Alex Tupper, from Novoville, said

This approach has worked well elsewhere in a range of other topic areas such as education, health and taxation. So it’s exciting to launch in the West Midlands and help residents engage with decision makers in an easy and responsive way.”

The Mayor added:

“We are really happy to be engaging residents through this new approach. The more people who give their views, the better we can collectively improve services.”

Click here to have a go!

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