Derbyshire Association of Local Councils 71st AGM was held in the Gothic Warehouse at Cromford Mills. Cromford Mills was the first water-powered cotton spinning mill developed by Richard Arkwright in 1771. It is the birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The day included a fascinating presentation on how to produce a good press release... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:30 by Admin Team
The Yellow Pages is no more. We all had one next to our phone helping us to solve domestic crises and securing local traders lucrative work.
After 51 years, owners Yell have decided to close the book and offer a purely online service, as people tend to just Google things these days.
Does your council provide an online directory to your community?
UK Local Councils (UKLC) includes an online community directory... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:25 by Admin Team
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
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
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
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
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
Is it really the end of another year? It hardly seems like 5 minutes since we were writing our last Christmas message.
It's been a fantastic year and we've enjoyed a huge amount of success & innovation driven by our users. Normally things start to slow down at this time of year, however this December has been our best month ever.
We launched our new 'mobile optimised' templates and 'custom' design... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 23 Dec 2015 16:00 by Admin Team
Those of you that have attended one of our digital by default workshops will be aware of the growing strategic importance of your website and how it is becoming the hub of your communications. This infographic should convince any remaining sceptics that the future is online.
As we're moving towards the New Year it could be a good time to review your website and check that it's still fit for purpose.... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2015 12:12 by Admin Team