Cllr Sunita Gordon, Sutton Council's Lead Member of Resources, said:
“This Digital Strategy sets out the shared vision of the London Borough of Sutton and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, outlining how we will use technology to help us realise our ambitions for the borough. It explores the opportunities presented by the adoption of new technologies in order to improve the lives of the people that live and work here as well as businesses and visitors.
We have spoken to residents, businesses, partners, experts and the voluntary sector to gather views from the technology sector, universities, other councils, and community groups. This strategy sets out how the councils' visions have evolved, underpins and complements the councils' existing strategies and vision.”
Cllr Jon Tolley, Kingston Council’s portfolio holder for Community Engagement, said:
“In Kingston we’ve listened to feedback from residents about what they expect from the council and improvements they want to see and how technology can improve our services.
We are excited about the opportunity to set out the challenges and initiatives for a new Digital Strategy across Sutton and Kingston. As leaders and advocates in the delivery of digital government, we believe that our learning and insights can help transform government, build long term foundations, unlock growth and help lives everyday. We have a responsibility to our residents and local communities to play an important role in the delivery of digital government.”