Reduced Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

IT Services

The ICT Services Unit acts as the interface between system users and the Council's external IT contract provider Capita.

The IT contract was awarded to Capita on 1 October 2012 for an initial period of 5 years. All of the Council's IT and voice requirements are provided for within the Contract.

The purpose of the ICT services unit is to enable the planning, specification, acquisition, implementation and use of IT equipment, systems and services in order to help services achieve their business objectives.

The council currently uses HP desktop and servers which are purchased through a joint EOLP procurement contract.

Models include and are not limited to.


  • DL120G5
  • DL380G5
  • DL380G6
  • DL385G2
  • DL360G5

Storage Devices

  • Nexsan sataboy
  • Nexsan sasbeast
  • HP P2000 G3 SAS

Network switches and routers

  • Cisco
  • Huawei
  • WatchGuard

Desktops and Laptops

The council policy is to replace equipment when it is broken. There are various models of Lenovo equipment being used. The list below is the current model used for replacement.

  • Lenovo ThinkCentre M720q mini desktop
  • Lenovo V330-14 laptop
  • Lenovo V330-15 laptop
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X380
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X390
  • Lenovo Miix 520

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