The Yellow Pages is no more. We all had one next to our phone helping us to solve domestic crises and securing local traders lucrative work.
After 51 years, owners Yell have decided to close the book and offer a purely online service, as people tend to just Google things these days.
Does your council provide an online directory to your community?
UK Local Councils (UKLC) includes an online community directory... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:25 by Admin Team
The government is starting to deliver services in new and innovative ways. The computer keyboard is still the biggest barrier to using a computer. This new service allows you to ask when your car tax is due simply by talking to 'Alexa' via your Echo.
An Amazon Echo is a hands-free smart speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:35 by Admin Team
Jonathan Owen (NALC Cheif Executive) is pictured here with Tina Britt from 2commune at the spring conference in Norfolk.
In his presentation to Norfolk parishes, Jonathan said that "results of a recent consultation conducted by NALC showed that over 70% of respondents are keen to get involved in local service delivery".
As higher tier authorities face reduced funding they won't be able to fund discretionary... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00 by Admin Team
Ray Smith (from 2commune ) is pictured here with Russell Reeve (Norfolk ALC's County Officer).
The theme of the conference was Sustainability and was held at The Great Britain Centre in Swaffham.
It was a scorching hot day, an upbeat agenda kept everyone's attention. There were lots of questions and the main session was followed by a networking lunch.
We would like to thank all of those who were able... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 May 2017 10:48 by Admin Team
This year's UKLC User Group Conference was held at the King Power Stadium in Leicester on Wednesday, March 22nd.
The theme of the conference was 'Simplify, Standardise and Share'. Sessions were varied and included best practice, case studies and the use of social media. UKLC users were updated on new functionality and features. Delegates were given an opportunity to help shape the future of the product... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:15 by Admin Team
The Cabinet Office has launched the new digital strategy.
Delivering the keynote speech at the Reform think tank's annual conference in central London, Ben Gummer MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, outlined the government's commitment to build on the Digital by Default services developed under the previous digital transformation strategy.
Gummer said: "I want to see a revolution in the way we deliver... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:30 by Admin Team
Last night we visited the home of 'The Blues' to check out the facilities for this year's user conference. We actually got a chance to hold the premier league cup! Wow what an experience, to think of all the famous players and managers that have held it over the last 24 seasons.
The next user group conference will be held on March 22nd, 2017 at the King Power stadium. Have you booked your place yet?... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:33 by Admin Team
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
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?
People read differently on the web than they do on paper. This means that the best approach when writing for the web is different from writing for print.
Posted: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:55 by Admin Team
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