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A New Normal

10, Sep 2020

How will the tech sector continue to support public services in a post-covid world? As seen on Digital Leaders and IEG4, John McMahon has written a thought-leadership piece about how Interconnected digital ‘engines’ provide common functions that are the future of local government service delivery. The sheer complexity of local government services means that tryingContinue reading “A New Normal”

Planning For The Future

10, Sep 2020

On the 6th August 2020, the UK Government published its White Paper which included proposals on how to reform England’s planning system. With its purpose to simplify, accelerate and modernise planning, three pillars of change were outlined: Planning for Development, Planning for Beautiful and Sustainable Places and Planning for Instructure, with the end goal toContinue reading “Planning For The Future”

Safer High Streets are just around the Corner

14, Aug 2020

The last in a series of four blogs on digitally transforming the high street by David Worsell, Founder of Ineo Digital and one of Hello Lamp Post’s newest advisors and investors. Recently we’ve seen Low Traffic Neighbourhoods rolled out across London. To ensure these ambitious schemes are impactful and to deliver the associated health benefits, it’s importantContinue reading “Safer High Streets are just around the Corner”

How the Pandemic could actually Save our Cities

14, Aug 2020

The third in a series of four blogs on digitally transforming the high street by Kathy Bonomini, Co-Founder of Amplia Group and one of Hello Lamp Post’s newest advisors and investors. The pandemic has forced us to shift our perspectives on nearly every aspect of our lives. From how we work, shop, and talk toContinue reading “How the Pandemic could actually Save our Cities”

How Chatting with your Local Park Bench can Reinvigorate the Economy

13, Aug 2020

The second in a series of four blogs on digitally transforming the high street by Kathy Bonomini, Co-Founder of Amplia Group and one of Hello Lamp Post’s newest advisors and investors. I love local – shopping, dining, experiencing local British high streets. There is something special about every one. Each town or city offers somethingContinue reading “How Chatting with your Local Park Bench can Reinvigorate the Economy”

What is ‘Essential’ Tech?

13, Aug 2020

As seen on Medium – By Anne Radl, Programme Development Manager and Jessica Dillon, Communications Manager at Social Tech Trust. COVID-19 has got us all thinking about the ‘essentials’. We’ve learned who is ‘essential’, or ‘key’, including health and social care workers, educators, transit operators and supermarket workers. We’ve found out what is essential: we have a newfound gratitudeContinue reading “What is ‘Essential’ Tech?”

Why we must Save the High Street?

13, Aug 2020

As seen on Ineo Digital, Dave Worsell, Hello Lamp Post’s newest advisor and investor discusses the need to transform the high street. Now that Britain’s high streets are opening up after the Covid-19 lockdown, how can local authorities encourage people to keep visiting once the initial rush is over? With central government spending up andContinue reading “Why we must Save the High Street?”

Make Communications Teams the Custodians of Council Channels

28, Jul 2020

As seen on CAN Digital, Eleri Salter from CAN and the London Borough of Haringey Council discusses how to get a more creative outcome, better engagement with residents and increased income potential – with inside info from a talking fish. “I came across a great video filmed in Belfast when I was searching the newContinue reading “Make Communications Teams the Custodians of Council Channels”

Can Chatting with City Architecture raise the Revenue of your City or Town?

28, Jul 2020

The first in a series of four blogs on digitally transforming the high street by David Worsell, Founder of Ineo Digital “As councils and businesses begin to reopen their high streets and spend thousands on stickers, hand sanitiser, plexiglass and barricades, why not provide their overstretched teams and the citizens they serve with the toolsContinue reading “Can Chatting with City Architecture raise the Revenue of your City or Town?”

Why Save the High Street when a Digital Revolution is on the way?

28, Jul 2020

By David Worsell, former MD of Granicus UK and our newest advisor and investor. Digital technology can revolutionise the High Street. From frictionless payments to talking lamp posts, how can you make your town a go-to destination? Humans are social creatures. We thrive when we interact, socialise and engage. Now that lockdown restrictions are easingContinue reading “Why Save the High Street when a Digital Revolution is on the way?”

What if our Cities could Talk?

22, Jul 2020

As seen on Comms2Point0, our CEO Tiernan Mines discusses how Hello Lamp Post empowers local authorities to give citizens a voice in city planning and a new way to explore cities and visitor attractions. What if our city buildings, benches, points of interest and landmarks could come to life and talk to you? This isContinue reading “What if our Cities could Talk?”

Hello Lamp Post is Growing

15, Jul 2020

New strategic advisors welcomed in the next phase of expansion. A message from our CEO Tiernan Mines: Hello everyone! I wanted to give a brief update on some exciting news at Hello Lamp Post. I am thrilled to share that we have secured the first part of our maiden round of funding. The round isContinue reading “Hello Lamp Post is Growing”

Looking to digital innovation, post Covid-19, in connecting with citizens.

17, Jun 2020

Local council teams are extremely resource-strained and must find new, more efficient ways to better serve and engage the public.

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