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Christmas Message from 2commune

Christmas Message from 2commune

We've had another fantastic year thanks to you (our customers), it's been great working with you all. The 2017 User Group was the first big event of the year. This was a roaring success and we're now busy developing the new features that you all voted for.

Many smaller councils have joined the UKLC family over the last couple of years having benefited from transparency code funding. The fund comes to... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:30 by Admin Team

Tags: Christmas, News, UK Local Councils, Websites for parish and town councils

A great day at Cromford Mills

A great day at Cromford Mills

Derbyshire Association of Local Councils 71st AGM was held in the Gothic Warehouse at Cromford Mills. Cromford Mills was the first water-powered cotton spinning mill developed by Richard Arkwright in 1771. It is the birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The day included a fascinating presentation on how to produce a good press release... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:30 by Admin Team

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

Yellow Pages - End of an Era

Yellow Pages - End of an Era

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

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

Throw your keyboard away and talk to your computer.

Throw your keyboard away and talk to your computer.

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

Tags: Accessibility, News

Devolution of services to local councils

Devolution of services to local councils

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

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

Norfolk ALC Spring Conference

Norfolk ALC Spring Conference

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

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

UKLC User Conference 2017

UKLC User Conference 2017

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

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

Government Launches New Digital Strategy

Government Launches New Digital Strategy

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

Tags: Parish Council Websites, Resource, Strategy, Town Council Websites, UK Local Councils, UKLC, Websites for parish and town councils

Shake Off Those Winter Blues!

Shake Off Those Winter Blues!

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

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

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

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