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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

How Local Councils Can Be More Effective Online

How Local Councils Can Be More Effective Online

Ray Smith, our Strategy & Development Director will be facilitating a workshop for parish and town councils to explore ways of improving their online presence.

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... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:43 by Tina Britt

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

New Northants CALC Website

New Northants CALC Website

Danny Moody, CEO said:

"Northants CALC had a homemade (WordPress) website, which was OK but a bit limited in its expandability. Northants CALC chose to implement a new web site with 2commune to be able to benefit from new features in the future. 2commune are specialists in the sector and so understand our market well. The feedback from our member councils has been very positive".

Posted: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:51 by Admin Team

Tags: Northamptonshire, Websites for local councils

Connecting Local Councils in Northamptonshire

Connecting Local Councils in Northamptonshire

We are working with Northants CALC to deliver this exciting project in Northamptonshire.

NN One is a project aimed at increasing the capacity of Local Councils in Northamptonshire. New technology will enable local councils to become more efficient and effective. All tiers of authorities will benefit from improved communications and information provision.

NN One will replicate the proven 'Leicestershire... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:25 by Admin Team

Tags: Northamptonshire, UKLC, Websites for local councils

Managing Director Appointed

Managing Director Appointed

We have recruited Tina Britt to lead 2commune into our next stage of growth.

Tina brings strong customer service skills gained in the retail and voluntary sector. For the last 10 years she has led a team delivering community IT projects in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Whilst implementing innovative on-line solutions in local communities and councils, Tina has gained an in depth understanding of the requirements... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:06 by Admin Team

Tags: Staff

New contract with Leicestershire County Council

New contract with Leicestershire County Council

We have won a contract to continue to supply our parish council technologies in Leicestershire and Rutland for a further two years. The pioneering infrastructure used by town and parish councils in Leicestershire and Rutland is available to all local councils across the UK. The product previously known as 'Leicestershire Parish Councils' is part of UK Local Councils (UKLC) which can be found at www.localcouncils.org... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:39 by Admin Team

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

Dronfield Goes Live

Dronfield Goes Live

We are very pleased to announce that http://www.dronfield.gov.uk/ has gone live. Dronfield Town Council is a large local council with a precept of close to £900K.

Andrew Tristram (interim clerk) said: "After an intensive search looking at many parish and town council websites, we shortlisted a few developers for further investigation. 2commune had the experience, understood our requirements and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Jul 2013 08:59 by Admin Team

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

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