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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

Most modern websites make use of online forms, but how many of us test them to make sure that they are working?

Most modern websites make use of online forms, but how many of us test them to make sure that they are working?

Recently we were looking for a new firm of accountants so I did a Google search of accountants in our area. One looked particularly interesting so I completed an online form expressing interest in their services and waited for them to contact me. I waited and waited and waited... Several days after, I guessed that the form had not got through and rang them asking if they had received it - not a good... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:00 by Admin Team

Tags: Tip, UK Local Councils, UKLC, Websites for local councils

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our customers, past, present and future.

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our customers, past, present and future.

Picture of the 'Old Rectory' taken on my way out of the office this evening.

We would like to say a 'big thank you' to everyone who has helped to make this another great year for 2commune.

It's been an interesting journey…

Following the 'soft release' of our enhanced product set in May, a growing number of Parish and Town Councils across the UK are joining the community of local councils using... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:09 by Admin Team

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

Spot On – Brilliant – A Vast Improvement on Our Old Website...

Spot On – Brilliant – A Vast Improvement on Our Old Website...

These are some of the comments received from Towcester Town Councillors when shown their new website this month.

2commune are very pleased to announce that Towcester Town Council chose to use our technology for their new website. Dianne Issacs, Town Clerk to Towcester Town Council said "when we were looking for a supplier, we felt 2commune were the best fit for us. Having successfully supplied web technologies... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:58 by Tina Britt

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

LRALC Reflects 6 Months On

LRALC Reflects 6 Months On

Jake Atkinson, Chief Officer LRALC said:

"We have been using the website for over 6 months now and are very pleased with its ease of use, flexibility, member benefits, and (because every penny counts to a County Association such as ourselves!) the return on investment it has provided.

Read the whole case study here.

Posted: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:49 by Admin Team

Tags: LRALC, UK Local Councils

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