Digital Officer, Denbighshire County Council


As part of Denbighshire County Council’s obligation to improve broadband and mobile connectivity in the county, a Digital Officer role was recently created to assist and advise communities, organisations and residents about how to improve their digital connections. I’m pleased to introduce you to Philip Burrows who was successful in securing the role (cc’d above).


The coronavirus situation in which we find ourselves at present emphasises the value of a quality digital infrastructure, and we’re keen to ensure that the infrastructure available to our rural communities is of a high and future-proof standard.


The Digital Officer will be tackling this task in a two-pronged approach. Firstly, advising individuals on how to maximise the current set-up in their home or business (this is especially useful in the current climate of Covid-19 and virtual gatherings), and secondly, by advising on appropriate and best options for providing effective solutions for improving whole-community infrastructure.


Community infrastructure is a more complex and expensive solution to work towards, but one that will be important for your community now and for future generations. The windfarm monies that are available offer a unique opportunity for Denbighshire, and Philip works closely alongside Fran Rhodes and Amy Selby who will be able to support your community to organise effectively in order to develop bids for those monies.


If you or any of your constituents require advice and assistance on maximising the potential of your current set up, please feel free to contact our expert Digital Officer on the email address below. Likewise, we’re very keen to work with people who might be able to lead a project to secure improved digital infrastructure for your community. With their permission, please share their details with Philip Burrows via the email address below:”


This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.


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