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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

ALC Online Member Support

ALC Online Member Support

We have developed an innovative member enquiry ticket system. The functionality is built into our sophisticated Association of Local Council (ALC) website technology. The Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC) have recently gone live with their new website and will be launching the new (on-line) member support service on May 7th, 2013. The system is designed to make the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:11 by Admin Team

Tags: Association of Local Councils, LRALC, Leicestershire, UK Local Councils, UKLC, Website Launch

Talking documents!

Talking documents!

Did you know that the Adobe PDF reader is now able to read documents 'out loud'? Read Out Loud is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool that has been built into Adobe Reader since version 6.0.

Yet more reason to consider standardising on the PDF format for documents on your website. Try it, start Adobe Reader then open a PDF and Choose View > Read Out Loud

Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:01 by Admin Team

Tags: Accessibility, Documents, PDF, Tip

GOV.UK domain for Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils

GOV.UK domain for Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils

We've successfully completed the application process for a new gov.uk domain name for the Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC).

"We used to have a .org.uk domain," explains Jake Atkinson (pictured right), chief officer at LRALC. "Our new gov.uk domain befits an organisation with a desire to reflect and build upon the professional nature of its membership offer and services... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:42 by Admin Team

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

Christmas at the 'Old Rectory'

Christmas at the 'Old Rectory'

We would like to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This picture (Tim on the right and Ray on the left) was taken by the Christmas tree in the hall of the Old Rectory following our office party.

Our office will be closed from December 24th to January 1st inclusive, should you need to contact us urgently during this time please either email us admin@2commune.com or... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:01 by Admin Team

Tags: Christmas, Office

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