York & North Yorkshire

Scarborough councillors to get tablet devices

Tablet devices could be provided to 50 councillors on the east coast of Yorkshire at a cost of £10,000 a year.

Officials at Scarborough Borough Council claim replacing paper agendas with tablets would save £10,000 a year in printing and postage costs.

The 3G devices would also be cheaper than providing laptops and broadband access to members, which costs about £12,000 a year, the council said.

Councillors in Scarborough are expected to approve the decision in February.

Ian Anderson, Scarborough Borough Council's head of legal and support services, said: "The council is always looking at providing efficient methods of communication.

"The provision of this equipment will radically cut down on the production of paper agendas, which includes printing and postage costs, and will provide a more efficient way for councillors to work."

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