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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) What's it all about?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) What's it all about?

I'm sure that you are all aware that GDPR comes into force on May 25th 2018.

GDPR replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protection regarding how their personal data is used by councils. Local councils and parish meetings must comply with its requirements.

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published a comprehensive... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:00 by Admin Team

Tags: UK Local Councils, Websites for parish and town councils, GDPR, UKLC, Resource

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: UK Local Councils, Websites for parish and town councils, Resource, Strategy, Parish Council Websites, Town Council Websites, UKLC

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?

This article contains more information about the study along with links to some useful resources.

People read differently on the web than they do on paper.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:55 by Admin Team

Tags: Websites for local councils, Resource, Parish Councils, 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 can be found here: http://www.local.gov.uk/digital-councils and 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... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 May 2015 14:15 by Admin Team

Tags: News, Resource, Social Media

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