Parish online service to change your name or address goes live
1. Parishioners can now use a new online service to notify a change of name or address.
2. The service has been delivered as part of the e-parishes initiative and is accessed through the parishes' websites using the 'Do It Online' tab.
3. Len Norman, Chairman of the Comité des Connétables, said:
QUOTE "We have introduced an online change of name or address service for the benefit of those parishioners who find online services convenient. At the same time the paper form will continue to be available for parishioners who prefer that process."
4. The development is the most recent phase of the e-parishes work to review the delivery of services by parishes to ensure that these are cost effective, convenient and easy to use. E-parishes aims to provide access online where applicable and is working in partnership with eGov.
5. Steve Pallett, Connétable of St Brelade, who chaired the Steering Group overseeing the work, said:
QUOTE "I'm delighted that we can now offer this further service to parishioners. This new service will benefit many parishioners and enable them to notify the parish of a change of name or address or contact details so that driving licence, rates, electoral and other parish systems are updated. A great deal of care has been taken to make the online process as simple and convenient as possible by ensuring we have adopted an iterative approach, we see this as an ongoing improvement process and welcome feedback so we can further upgrade the service."
6. In the last year e-parishes has also delivered online rates payments, online annual returns and online Notices of Assessment. These services can also be accessed using the 'Do It Online' screen.
7. Assistant Minister for eGov, Deputy Scott Wickenden reinforced the progress saying:
QUOTE "The E-parishes work continues to deliver great online services. I am delighted with the ongoing collaboration between the eGov team and the Parishes which helps enhance the services that are provided to our mutual customers."