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LRALC AGM 2019

LRALC AGM 2019

The LRALC held it's first AGM on Saturday, 15th June 2019. This is the first AGM since becoming a limited company on 23rd April last year. The event was held at County Hall in Glenfield, Leicestershire and was well attended.

Following the official business there was an update on LRALC activity followed by an excellent lunch. After lunch Charlotte Eisenhart, Head of Member Services, National Association... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:24 by Admin Team

Tags: Websites for local councils, LRALC, Websites for parish and town councils

We had a brilliant time at the YLCA Conference in York

We had a brilliant time at the YLCA Conference in York

The YLCA 2018 Conference was held in York last week, there were 75 Yorkshire councils in attendance.

We had a stand, conducted a workshop and made many new friends. The workshop was called; 'How to raise the profile of your council through good use of media and websites'. The workshop was run twice during the day with each session being very well attended.

The picture shows Councillor Keith Orrell -... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 13:30 by Admin Team

Tags: UK Local Councils, Websites for local councils, Websites for parish and town councils

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

Devolution of services to local councils

Devolution of services to local councils

Jonathan Owen (NALC Cheif Executive) is pictured here with Tina Britt from 2commune at the spring conference in Norfolk.

In his presentation to Norfolk parishes, Jonathan said that "results of a recent consultation conducted by NALC showed that over 70% of respondents are keen to get involved in local service delivery".

As higher tier authorities face reduced funding they won't be able to fund discretionary... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00 by Admin Team

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

Norfolk ALC Spring Conference

Norfolk ALC Spring Conference

Ray Smith (from 2commune ) is pictured here with Russell Reeve (Norfolk ALC's County Officer).

The theme of the conference was Sustainability and was held at The Great Britain Centre in Swaffham.

It was a scorching hot day, an upbeat agenda kept everyone's attention. There were lots of questions and the main session was followed by a networking lunch.

We would like to thank all of those who were able... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 May 2017 10:48 by Admin Team

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

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

Shake Off Those Winter Blues!

Shake Off Those Winter Blues!

Last night we visited the home of 'The Blues' to check out the facilities for this year's user conference. We actually got a chance to hold the premier league cup! Wow what an experience, to think of all the famous players and managers that have held it over the last 24 seasons.

The next user group conference will be held on March 22nd, 2017 at the King Power stadium. Have you booked your place yet?... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:33 by Admin Team

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