Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Council bosses spent more than Â£36,000 creating a virtual town hall in an online computer game – onl
Tameside Council, in Greater Manchester, 'rented' an island in the virtual world of Second Life and built a computerised town hall, hoping it would encourage users to access local authority services. But the project has been abandoned after council chiefs admitted they could not justify the cost. Now the authority has been attacked by critics for wasting taxpayers' money at a time when the squeeze was on public finances.