best slot machine app-Gloucester Council planning site still disrupted from cyber attack

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Image caption, The malware is understood to have got in via an email sent by a third party to a council officer

A council's planning portal is still facing disruption after a cyber attack last year.

Gloucester City Council's services were hit on 20 December, after malware was sent to a council member by email.

At the time, the website's benefits, house sales and planning application sections were all affected.

Eight months on, Cllr Jeremy Hilton said the council needs to "get its act together". The council declined to comment on the latest issues.

Most of these issues have been fixed but the council is yet to restore its planning portal to how it was before the cyber attack.

It is currently not possible to view historic planning application details or submit comments through the online portal.

To view current plans residents have to click on the relevant ward and find the application in a list.

Liberal Democrat Cllr Hilton told the Local Democracy Reporting Service "the planning portal must be fully restored as matter of urgency".

He said: "The public and councillors cannot read the written representations that have been sent in and they have to rely solely on the officer report, which is published a few days before the planning committee meets. This isn't good enough."

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