In order to improve its online services and website resilience, the council will be shutting down the majority of its interactive online services this Sunday in order to install a back up generator.
For the generator to be installed, the council’s IT team will be making some changes to the civic centre’s electrical supply and to successfully complete the works, will need to shut down power.
The changes will take place this weekend with the power down on Sunday 31 May between the hours of 8am and 4pm. Online services such as online payments, forms, bookings and the library catalogue will be unavailable during these times. The information pages of the website will still be available throughout the weekend and normal access to the council’s interactive services should resume once the works are completed after 4pm on Sunday.
Councillor Diane Neil Mills, cabinet member for finance and regeneration, said:
“This is a major piece of work and unfortunately this shut down, as well as further brief shut downs over the summer, are necessary. The council is aiming to minimise disruption and apologises for any inconvenience caused. By undertaking these changes, however, the council is aiming to provide the best possible online services to residents.”
For full details of affected services please go to http://www.merton.gov.uk/doitonline