Kentish Express Ashford & District

Digital public notices portal set to launch

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The local news media sector, including Iliffe Media which owns the KM Group, has come together to launch a digital portal for public notices.

Funded by £1m from the Google News Initiative, the project will see the creation of a website containing informatio­n about local planning, constructi­on, transport links, roadworks, licensing changes and the like, which are found in local newspapers including the Express.

It will be searchable by postcode, type of notice and keyword and users can sign up for alerts about particular types of notices or for specific areas.

News Media Associatio­n chairman Henry Faure Walker said: “This will deliver value for the public and further strengthen democracy at a local level - a key function of local news media.”

The portal is expected to be launched in the summer.

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