Chesterfield residents and businesses are being encouraged to sign up to a new service which makes it quick and easy to manage a variety of council services online – and stand the chance of winning an iPad.
From signing up for e-billing – meaning they can cut their paper waste - to reporting something that needs cleaning up in their neighbourhood, people can manage and track a range of services by signing up to ‘My Chesterfield’.
Anyone who registers for an account before midnight on 30 April 2021 will automatically be entered into a prize draw and be in with the chance of winning an iPad worth more than £300. Those who have already registered for an account will also be entered into the draw.
Since Chesterfield Borough Council launched the platform in November 2020, over 6,000 residents and businesses have registered for an account so far and the council is urging even more people to sign up to access e-billing and a range of other council services.
Councillor Jean Innes, cabinet member for business transformation and customers, said: “The council has launched this new platform as part of its commitment to provide modern services which people can access anytime, anywhere and from any device, as we know many people want to do things online rather than waiting in a telephone queue or visiting a council office, especially in these times when we need to limit face-to-face contact and non-essential travel.
“We’re pleased to see so many people have registered for a My Chesterfield account already, and we want to see even more residents sign up to the platform. The platform allows you to sign up for e-billing – meaning you can cut your paper waste – and manage a whole range of council services anytime, anywhere and on any device.
“If you get yourself registered before 30 April, you’ll be in with the chance of winning a brand-new iPad too - which would be perfect for accessing your My Chesterfield account. The competition is open to all residents and businesses that have signed up for an account, so make sure you register before the deadline to be in with a chance of winning.”
Registering for an account is quick and easy. Once set up people will be able to use the platform to:
- Manage their Council Tax bills and payments, sign up for e-billing and direct debits
- View bin collection days
- Report an issue, such as noise nuisance
- See information about their local councillor
- Change their address details
- Report something that needs cleaning up on a street, road or park
Business Rates and benefits accounts can also be managed online, with additional services for local landlords and letting agents. Plus, more services and features will be added in the coming months.
Full terms and conditions for the iPad competition.