Where's the seagull ? Someone changed the picture. I'm sure thats now the backdrop where Arthur Daley used to saunter off our screens at the end of Minder.
It is certainly positive to see a local authority running their own DC on their own premises.
What I know about UK local authority finance could probably be printed nicely on the back of a postage stamp in 16 pitch font but I guess I'd like to see a bit of detail around this to show viability.
Councils are having their budgets painfully squeezed by Central government still, so with year on year cuts the norm can they afford this ? Have they thought about consolidating services with another local authority ? Will it create new jobs or cause redundancies as a scramble to reduce paper headcount ? And indeed will Arthur Daley be taking care of the data migration..