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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 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 range of councils and councillors who can be moving at different... 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: Parish Councils, Town Councils, UK Local Councils, UKLC, Websites for local 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, Parish Councils, Town Councils, UK Local Councils, UKLC, Websites for local 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: Parish Councils, Strategy, Town Councils, UK Local Councils, UKLC

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

Derbyshire Association Of Local Councils (DALC) are now live on UKLC.

Derbyshire Association Of Local Councils (DALC) are now live on UKLC.

The new DALC website went live at the end of August 2014. The picture shows Sarita Presland, DALC's Chief Officer (on the left) discussing some of the website's features with Tina Britt (2commune's Managing Director).

Sarita said "We launched our new website very quickly and easily with masses of help and support from the 2commune team. We are a small organisation of only two staff who, whilst used... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:00 by Admin Team

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

Are your digital skills up to scratch?

Are your digital skills up to scratch?

As more and more local councils make use of social media, we thought that it might be useful to consider what skills are required in your organisation to enable you to exploit these 'digital communication channels'. Twitter is increasingly being used by local councils with some also starting to use Facebook.

In our experience, there is still some scepticism surrounding use of social media within parish... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:00 by Admin Team

Tags: Facebook, Parish Councils, Social Media, Tip, Town Councils, Twitter, UK Local Councils, UKLC

New Knowledge Base Module added to our CALC product set.

New Knowledge Base Module added to our CALC product set.

We have been working with the Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils for several months now. Shortly after going live Carina Helmn (County Officer) said "We chose 2commune because we were very impressed with the work they had done in Leicestershire. We now have a great looking product, delivered on time and at a very reasonable price. The site is straightforward to maintain and our members... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:00 by Admin Team

Tags: Association of Local Councils, UK Local Councils, UKLC

Improve your online presence and become more effective: HOW? Become 'Digital by Default'!

Improve your online presence and become more effective: HOW? Become 'Digital by Default'!

Central government has set out its 'digital by default' strategy which outlines; how making everyday transactions with public services will be easier and cheaper online. Government figures estimate that moving services online can save around £1.2bn by 2015.

Find out what 'digital by default' really means and how YOUR council can become more efficient and effective. How? Attend one of our 'digital... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:53 by Admin Team

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

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