BARNSLEY Council has launched a new app for its website - the first local authority in the country to do so.

The app can be installed on any android/iPhone device and gives access to popular forms and sections of the current website.

Users are able to get alerts to notify them of bin collection days, report issues and search for jobs.

The app was developed after statistics showed that over half of Barnsley residents now access the council website on a mobile device.

For instructions on how to download, visit