Joined: 04 Feb 2010
|Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:09 pm Post subject: Virtual contact details
In larger organisations and in the business world, it is quite common to use generic contact details (such as "firstname.lastname@example.org") instead of real names. Obviously, the advantage is that roles and people can change, but the contact will always stay the same.
We are wondering if the same could / should apply to the Parish Clerk? An e-mail address is not too difficult to set up, but what about a forwarding telephone number and a PO box address?
Is this allowed? Which services can be recommended?
At the moment, our clerk is using her own details, but we feel this is not ideal. For instance, she might be subjected to verbal abuse if we display her phone number in public places.
Many thanks for your opinions,
Joined: 14 Apr 2010
|Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:55 pm Post subject:
I would definately not use the clerks home details, I would suggest an email addy like email@example.com or similar, re telephone I suggest the Parish council purchase a cheap pay as you go Mobile which the clerk can receive calls on and that No can be advertised, and possibley have all post sent c/o you local post office where the clerk can collect the post, if that is not possible then you may have to rent a PO box at a larger post office or a commerical concern.