3rd June 2019

Modern.Gov helps Harpenden Town Council with aim to halve paper consumption by 2020

Increasing productivity and efficiency was the aim when Harpenden Town Council sought a solution to manage their high volume of meetings and reports with only a small team to administer them.


Modern.Gov’s complete paperless governance solution was implemented in January 2018. Harpenden Town Council now benefits from key features including:

  • Agenda and minutes preparation
  • Fully automated report review and sign off
  • Paperless circulation

The Modern.Gov solution has greatly reduced the amount of time spent preparing paperwork for meetings - by 50-70% the Council estimates.

We estimate Modern.Gov has reduced admin time on committees / reports by 50-70%. By giving us the opportunity to offer more flexible paperless options, Modern.Gov has also been a key part of our objective to at least halve our paper consumption by 2020. As a Council, we want to be more efficient, more productive and more modern. Modern.Gov is an extremely useful tool in helping Local Councils to modernise their way of working
Carl Cheevers, Town Clerk, Harpenden Town Council

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