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Fareham council’s hi-tech precinct presence

FAREHAM Borough Council is now able to keep regular shoppers in the town’s precinct up to date with information via a new hi-tech screen, which was unveiled for the first time earlier this week.

What is described as an, “eye catching new totem-styled screen” has been installed in Fareham Shopping Precinct, replacing the council’s more old-fashioned Connect area, down by Card Factory in the centre.

The new system means that council officers do not have to walk down to the area with posters and notices about ongoing campaigns, important information and upcoming events in the borough as the screen information can be changed digitally from within the Civic Offices.

Mike Taylor, Centre Manager at Fareham Shopping Centre, welcomed the, “sleek and modern” screen, adding: “We have worked closely with the Council as part of its Live Love Local campaign and support anything which encourages people back to our local shops and businesses.”

The borough’s council tax payers are furthermore not footing the bill for the screen as the money is coming out of the council’s allocation of £271,540 from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

Photograph (top): the Connect screen in Fareham Shopping Precinct. Fareham Borough Council, reproduced with permission.