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Monday 6 August 2007

Gov Blogs proving their worth

Flood and drought hit Cheltenham have been using a blog along with other Web 2.0 tools to keep local media and the public up-to-date.

Web Officer, Pete Riley, told that:
We decided to use the hosted version and because we couldn't be sure that we'd have a reliable electricity supply here at the office. This way, any of the team can update the site from anywhere, including our home computers if the need arises."
The blog has been used to offer advice about emergency water supplies, encourage people to recycle their plastic water bottles, display a supportive letter from the Queen, and post photos of the damage done to the town's leisure centre.

Blog content is supported by multimedia in the form of photos at Flickr and a handful of video clips on YouTube.

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