Lifestyle News | Smart Ideas for a Better Borough | Andover & VillagesBasingstoke and Deane Borough Council is calling all residents and businesses to get involved with the council’s latest project to generate ideas for improving the lives of people in the borough.

The council has launched a new campaign on its ideas hub encouraging people to highlight areas where smart technology can help address local challenges in order to improve residents’ quality of life or to make working in the borough easier and more efficient.

All ideas can be submitted on the council’s dedicated ideas platform by visiting All challenges will be considered and there are no restrictions when it comes to themes. Challenges can be about transport, health, leisure, education or any other area that could make the borough smarter and better.

Suggestions will be evaluated and if selected by a panel of judges they will be featured as part of forthcoming Basingstoke Hack Weekend, an event that will bring together technology enthusiasts to develop a digital solution to the challenges set.

The council’s Economy and Culture Manager Daniel Garnier said: “Basingstoke is already leading the way for businesses when it comes to technology advancements and this challenge is part of the wider Smart Basingstoke Programme which aims to use technology to enhance the daily lives of residents and support economic growth.

“Smart technology has a chance to make a real difference and this campaign is an important step in the council’s ambition to becoming a smart town.”

This challenge is open until 30 April 2018.

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