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Back On Home Ground

Back On Home Ground

We had the pleasure of attending the Leicestershire and Rutland Association Of Local Council's AGM on Saturday, September 17th.

It was great to be out and about in Leicestershire again to see many familiar faces and to meet some new Councillors and Clerks.

The morning started with bacon butties. The formal session started with a minutes silence for the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Afterwards there was a review... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 13:00 by Admin Team

Tags: Parish Council Websites, Websites for local councils, Websites for parish and town councils

Sad Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Sad Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

If you are a 2commune customer and need any help with updating your website then please add a technical support ticket. As you can imagine we are inundated with requests at this time but rest assured that we will help you as soon as we possibly can.

To learn about the Operation London Bridge 'Pop Over' feature please... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 07:43 by Admin Team

Tags: News, Parish Council Websites, Resource, Town Council Websites, Websites for parish and town councils

Government Announces New Digital Strategy

Chris Philp MP, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy

The new UK Digital Strategy will focus on six key areas and will see the government commit to rolling out 'world class' infrastructure around the country to allow the UK to harness the power of data.

Chris Philp MP, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy, (pictured) said: "Digital technology has transformed our lives and will continue to do so. The UK's economic future, jobs, wage levels, prosperity,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Jun 2022 17:15 by Admin Team

Tags: Parish Council Websites, Strategy, Town Council Websites, Websites for local councils, Websites for parish and town councils

Get Involved In Your Community

Jackie Weaver - Chief Officer of Cheshire Association of Local Councils

Jackie Weaver (Chief Officer of Cheshire Association of Local Councils), stars in a new video as part of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) #MakeAChange campaign to get more people involved in their local (parish and town) councils.

You can see the video here.

The campaign encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to get involved with their local council and consider putting... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 11:20 by Admin Team

Tags: News, Partnership working, Websites for local councils

Another Quality Gold

Another Quality Gold

We're delighted to announce that @CkParish Charlton Kings Parish Council have achieved the Quality Gold Status on the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS). A big CONGRATULATIONS!

Many of our customers have started their LCAS journey with several already having reached the coveted 'Gold' status.

2commune's website is called UK Local Councils (UKLC) and is designed from the ground up by clerks for clerks.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 09:15 by Admin Team

Tags: Parish Council Websites, Town Council Websites, Websites for local councils, Websites for parish and town councils

ICO Appoints New Information Commissioner

John Edwards New Information Commissioner

The UK data protection regulator the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has a new chief executive.

John Edwards starts his five-year term today, having held an equivalent position as Privacy Commissioner in New Zealand for the past eight years. He takes over from Elizabeth Denham, who occupied the position until the end of last year.

The new Information Commissioner starts his job with a full in-tray.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 13:30 by Admin Team

Tags: News, Parish Councils, Town Council Websites, Websites for parish and town councils

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Office Christmas Tree

Well we've got our tree up at the office and we were starting to get in the festive mood. Unfortunately now we've all been told to work from home again!

It's certainly been another strange year and it could still get stranger. We've missed seeing you all. Hopefully things will be a bit more normal in 2022 and we'll be able to get out and about again but we're not counting on it.

As we head to the end... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 17:45 by Admin Team

Tags: Christmas, Parish Council Websites, Websites for local councils, Websites for parish and town councils

WCAG 2.2 Coming Soon!

WCAG 2.2 Coming Soon!

Most of you have only just got your websites to comply with the new accessibility regulation. Did you know that there is a new standard on the way?

The second update of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) since 2018 was expected to be published in November 2020, but has since been pushed to summer 2021.

You can find the proposed new success criteria in the Working Draft of Web Content Accessibility... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 16:00 by Admin Team

Tags: Accessibility

Quality Council Award - Local Council Award Scheme 2020

Quality Council Award - Local Council Award Scheme 2020

Congratulations to Phillip Woodward and the team of Councillors at Pilsley Parish Council @PilsleyPC @DerbyshireALC.

The Parish Council has taken a further big step along the road of demonstrating the quality of the work it carries out and the way it conducts its business by receiving the Quality Council Award from the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).

The Quality Council Award is the second... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 15:00 by Admin Team

Tags: Local Council Award Scheme, Websites for parish and town councils

Home Working: Managing the Cyber Risks

The National Cyber Security Centre

We hope that you are all working safely at home.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has put together some useful advice on preparing your organisation for the increase in home working.

They have recently produced an article on home working which includes advice on spotting coronavirus (COVID-19) scam emails.

Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:25 by Admin Team

Tags: Resource, UKLC, Websites for parish and town councils

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