Three lucky winners benefit from My Kirklees Account
Over 30,000 people in Kirklees are now using My Kirklees Account thanks to our ongoing campaign to encourage people to register.
Our latest free prize draw incentive saw three more lucky winners win a brand new Apple iPad after being chosen at random from all those who have signed up for a My Kirklees Account and added either their council tax, KNH Housing or benefits account.
The delighted winners; Bethany Wild from Marsden, Ruth Bailey from Newsome and Sarah Newburn from Skelmanthorpe received their prizes from Cllr Musarrat Khan at Huddersfield Customer Service Centre on Thursday 10 May.
Winner Sarah Newburn said: I didn’t’ even know I’d been entered into a prize draw by signing up so It was a lovely surprise to win. I’ve been using the My Kirklees Account regularly for a while now, it’s a good way to to check on my council tax and housing benefit, I find it really useful.”
Cllr Musarrat Khan said: “It’s great to engage with residents in new fun ways to encourage them to embrace our digital platforms so we can deliver services more cost effectively. And we’re delighted that more and more people are choosing to try the My Kirklees Account to get 24/7 online access to some of our most popular services.”
What is My Kirklees Account?
My Kirklees Account is an easy to use one stop shop for information and services about your area and your property. You can manage your council tax, KNH housing and benefits accounts, get up to date information about your bin collections and household waste recycling centre permit as well as see what planning applications and events are taking place in your area and we’ll continue to add even more services as the platform grows.
Have you signed up yet?
It’s quick and easy to do – Register today at my.kirklees.gov.uk
How can giving away iPads help deliver services more cost effectively?
We know that more people sign up for online services or make changes to how they usually do things when they receive an incentive, so we use free prize draw competitions to encourage people to try out new digital services that will help us to deliver services more cost effectively.
For instance, when someone visits one of our customer service centres it costs us around £10 to assist them, but the majority of these visits could be dealt with much more easily, for the customer and the council, and at a lower cost online – for just 9 pence per transaction.
If just 30 people use the My Kirklees Account once, instead of visiting a customer service centre the saving will cover the cost of us buying one iPad.