23rd January 2004

 

SURFING THE COUNTY

 

Lincolnshire County Council will officially launch its innovative new website at the University of Lincoln next week.

 

The new website, ‘LCC Connects’, will be launched at 11.30am on Tuesday 27th January 2004 at the Lincoln School of Architecture building, Brayford Pool.

 

The new website means that people will be able to find out what’s on in their area, access online services like renewing and reserving library books, contact elected representatives and much more.

 

A feature of the website that has already proved popular is the Convict Archive.  Website users can find out if their family tree includes one of nearly 2,000 Lincolnshire citizens deported to Australia, Gibraltar and Bermuda between 1788 and 1868. 

 

The £10 million building, which was opened in October last year, was chosen as the official place to launch the site because of its impressive facilities.

 

“The University of Lincoln has got the facilities to project the new website and it is a place where people would be interested in coming to see the launch,” said Steve Jackson, Public Relations Manager, Lincolnshire County Council.

 

The building, designed by Rick Mather, contains lecture theatres, meeting rooms, staff offices, CAD workshops, studios, an atrium and café bar and room for a drama performance space.

 

“We have excellent facilities and in particular our IT infrastructure will be ideal for the launch of the website,” said Maureen Bound, Conference Officer, University of Lincoln.

 

“We are very happy to hold the event and showcase the new architecture building.”

 

The launch of the new website will be followed by demonstrations at midday and a buffet lunch at 12.30pm.

 

For more information about the launch contact Steve Jackson, Public Relations Manager, Lincolnshire County Council on 01522 552302 or e-mail steve.jackson@lincolnshire.gov.uk

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For more information contact:

Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 Email: lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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