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What a Difference a Year Makes, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

What a Difference a Year Makes, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

This time last year we had just completed our tender for the contract to continue to supply local council websites in Leicestershire & Rutland. We were tentatively waiting to hear how we had got on. It wasn't until February 2016 that we finally heard that we'd won the contract. We're delighted to say that we now have well over 100 Leicestershire & Rutland parishes back 'on-board'. Thank you... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:00 by Admin Team

Tags: Websites for local councils, Parish Councils, Town Councils, Websites for parish and town councils, UKLC, UK Local Councils, Christmas

Writing For The Web

Writing For The Web

A recent study has identified that 82% of local government websites (district & county councils) do not meet target readability standards.

Long sentences are common and often contain more than 25 words.

Do you use plain English on your website?

This article contains more information about the study along with links to some useful resources.

People read differently on the web than they do on paper.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:55 by Admin Team

Tags: Websites for local councils, Resource, Parish Councils, Town Councils

2commune wins Leicestershire Framework Contract for a further 4 years.

2commune wins Leicestershire Framework Contract for a further 4 years.

We have been working with Parish and Town councils in Leicestershire and Rutland for well over 10 years now and are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the new framework contract by Leicestershire County Council.

This sole supplier framework runs for 4 years and replaces the one previously held by 2commune which was established in 2013. Parish and Town Council's procuring websites under... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:00 by Admin Team

Tags: UKLC, UK Local Councils, Websites for local councils, Leicestershire, Parish Councils, Town Councils, Websites for parish and town councils

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from 2commune

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from 2commune

Is it really the end of another year? It hardly seems like 5 minutes since we were writing our last Christmas message.

It's been a fantastic year and we've enjoyed a huge amount of success & innovation driven by our users. Normally things start to slow down at this time of year, however this December has been our best month ever.

We launched our new 'mobile optimised' templates and 'custom' design... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2015 16:00 by Admin Team

Tags: Websites for parish and town councils, UKLC, UK Local Councils, Websites for local councils

The tide is turning, are you on the 'bandwagon'?

The tide is turning, are you on the 'bandwagon'?

Those of you that have attended one of our digital by default workshops will be aware of the growing strategic importance of your website and how it is becoming the hub of your communications. This infographic should convince any remaining sceptics that the future is online.

As we're moving towards the New Year it could be a good time to review your website and check that it's still fit for purpose.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2015 12:12 by Admin Team

Tags: Websites for parish and town councils

New web resource provides digital hub for councils!

New web resource provides digital hub for councils!

The Local Government Association and Comms2point0 have launched 'Digital Councils', a hub for local government on all things social media.

The resource can be found here: http://www.local.gov.uk/digital-councils and includes guidance on all elements of social media from getting to grips with Twitter and other social networks to building a digital strategy, providing a way for the LGA to work with a... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 May 2015 14:15 by Admin Team

Tags: News, Resource, Social Media

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

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... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:30 by Admin Team

Tags: UKLC, UK Local Councils, Websites for local councils, Parish Councils, Town Councils

Season's Greetings and a BIG Thank You to all of our customers for another great year!

Season's Greetings and a BIG Thank You to all of our customers for another great year!

Picture of the Christmas lights in Leicester's town hall square, taken before an evening's celebrations on the town.

With Christmas upon us and 2015 just around the corner, we would like to thank all of our customers for making this another great year for 2commune.

Our customer base now stretches from Yorkshire to Kent. Not bad when you think we only made UKLC available outside of Leicestershire and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:00 by Tina Britt

Tags: Christmas, UK Local Councils, UKLC, Websites for local councils, Parish Councils, Town Councils

How important is mobile to your website strategy?

How important is mobile to your website strategy?

If you are in any doubt about how important mobile devices are to your website strategy take a look at this.

Whilst all of our current templates are mobile and tablet friendly, we are working on an exciting set of new mobile 'optimised' templates. They are currently in beta and will be launched next year.

These templates will work with our customer's existing sites and will require no changes to the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:00 by Admin Team

Tags: UKLC, Parish Councils, Town Councils, Strategy, UK Local Councils

Free-to-view national website that provides up-to-date roadwork locations and congestion information.

Free-to-view national website that provides up-to-date roadwork locations and congestion information.

roadworks.org was re-launched on November 12th, 2014.

The redesign has aimed to give the website a mobile-friendly interface presenting live data on congestion, traffic incidents, closures, traffic restrictions and major public events provided by local council data sets and supplemented by other sources. It includes planned work by utility companies and provides a valuable resource to enable parish... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:30 by Admin Team

Tags: News, Resource

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