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New accessibility regulations for public sector websites

New accessibility regulations for public sector websites

New website accessibility regulations are coming into force next year. You can read all about the new regulations on GOV.UK.

Why Web Accessibility is Important

The Internet is an increasingly important resource in our lives including: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and loads of other things. It's important that it's accessible to everyone in order to provide equal... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:00 by Admin Team

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

UKLC User Conference 2017

UKLC User Conference 2017

This year's UKLC User Group Conference was held at the King Power Stadium in Leicester on Wednesday, March 22nd.

The theme of the conference was 'Simplify, Standardise and Share'. Sessions were varied and included best practice, case studies and the use of social media. UKLC users were updated on new functionality and features. Delegates were given an opportunity to help shape the future of the product... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:15 by Admin Team

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

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: Websites for local councils, Parish Councils, Town Councils, Websites for parish and town councils, UKLC, UK Local Councils, Christmas

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

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

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

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: UKLC, Parish Councils, Town Councils, Strategy, UK Local Councils

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: UKLC, UK Local Councils, Website Launch, Derbyshire, Websites for local councils, Parish Councils, Town 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: UKLC, UK Local Councils, Parish Councils, Town Councils, Tip, Social Media, Twitter, Facebook

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