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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

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?

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

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

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