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UKLC User Group Event hosted by East Northamptonshire Council on Wednesday, February 18th. 2015.

Posted: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:30 by Ray Smith

UKLC User Group Event hosted by East Northamptonshire Council on Wednesday, February 18th. 2015.

This year's UKLC User Group Event was well attended with members travelling from as far afield as Yorkshire and Kent. The meeting was held in the council chamber at East Northamptonshire Council in Thrapston and was supported by the Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils.

Chris Pilkington from Yorkshire Local Councils Associations gave an illuminating presentation on the new local council award scheme and transparency code for smaller councils. Councils were encouraged to contact their local association for further details.

Chris's presentation set the scene for the rest of the day and was followed by a 'digital by default' crash course. Best practice case studies were used to demonstrate how councils have become more efficient and effective by exploiting the power of UKLC (UK Local Councils) web technology. Themes included: 'paperless councillors', 'online consultations' and 'avoidable contact'.

Eddie Plume from Buntingford Town Council gave a thought provoking presentation on 'Writing for the Web' and concluded that "verbiage is garbage".

Delegates then enjoyed a networking lunch.

In the afternoon UKLC users were updated on new functionality and features which included the launch of new designs and mobile optimised templates. Delegates were then given an opportunity to help shape the future of the product by assisting us to prioritise future developments from our 'wish list'. We will shortly be sending a 'My Notice' to all users summarising decisions made.

Richard Bartley from Wye With Hinxhill Parish Council said: "The 2commune event was insightful, and hearing from established users from different regions added a fresh perspective. I particularly like the opportunity to be part of the product development process, and join a community of users".

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