A SENIOR Thurrock councillor has poured cold water on councillors using I-pads to help them in their duties.
Portfolio holder for central services, cllr Phil Smith broached the subject as part of his report into his portfolio.
Cutting-edge councillors such as South Chafford councillor, Tunde Ojetola has used his own one as part of his duties for a couple of years.
However, councillor Phil Smith explained that there would be compatibility problems with council software and I-pads.
Computer problems seem to be the bane of the council’s life. Officers have privately complained that while the IT world looks to 2013, the council’s computer operating system is in 2003.
Fobbing councillor, Mark Coxshall interjected and questioned whether senior officers were, nevertheless, being given I-pads based on their status.