Decision details

Decision details

Improvements to visitors' Wi-Fi in Town Hall

Decision Maker: Executive Director (Communities & Customers) (Interim)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To increase the capacity of vistors’ Wi-Fi service to accommodate large groups of people using Wi-Fi and the internet in the Town Hall.  A revenue sum of £15,000 has been allocated for this work.

Reasons for the decision:

The improvement to the visitors’ Wi-Fi capability within the Town Hall will result in:


·       Wi-Fi performance improvement  - additional access points that can be relocated from room to room as the need arises to support large events

·       Cost-effective – overlaying this service with the existing Wi-Fi network provides supporting infrastructure that is up-to-date and provides a secure network that can be maintained at a fraction of the cost of building a separated commercial Wi-Fi solution

·       Helping to  promote the use of the Town Hall facilities to those seeking a large venue and attract a larger audience to the city centre.

Signed off by senior officers:

Approval by: Interim Executive Director, Communities & Customers; Head of Law & Governance; and Head of Financial Services.

Publication date: 19/03/2020

Date of decision: 19/11/2019