Kerry County Council is inviting members of the public to sign up for a free alerts service which enables subscribers to receive important messages, updates and alerts from the local authority.
The council has partnered with the MapAlerter.ie service to provide targeted messages to citizens which can be received by text message or email and which ensures that citizens are informed about urgent issues like weather alerts or road closures and updates on public consultations, planning applications and community events.
A Communications Tool
MapAlerter is currently used as a communications tool by more than half of all local authorities around Ireland and facilitates the speedy and direct transmission of messages by SMS (text) and email and via the MapAlerter app.
Subscribers can log onto the website or the app and choose to receive an update, for example, when there is a weather warning in place for Kerry, to receive an alert about a flood risk in their area or when new planning applications are made in their locality.
Prompt and Efficient Communications
Welcoming the initiative, the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Jimmy Moloney said:
‘Communicating with our citizens in a prompt and efficient way is vital for the local authority. While updates on our website and on social media are effective to a degree, this service ensures that a message lands directly to a mobile phone in real time and ensures that we can get updates directly to the people of the county promptly and directly.
Free Service – Enormous Benefits
‘The service has the capacity to greatly enhance Kerry County Council’s communication with the general public and will complement existing communications through the media and social media,’ he said.
‘I would encourage everyone to log onto MapAlerter.ie/Kerry and to sign up for updates. It is a free service which has enormous benefits for subscribers who want to be kept updated and informed,’ said Cllr Moloney.
Have a look at www.mapalerter.ie/Kerry for more detailed information on the initiative.
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