21-Jun-2018

In a recent independent assessment of all local authority websites, Huntingdonshire District Council has been named as having a top rated website for the second year running. Only 37 out of 414 Councils received the top mark of 4 stars.

The 'Better Connected' review tests every local authority website annually to see if customers can complete popular tasks online, use the website on a mobile phone and find the information they are looking for.

The survey is delivered by the Society of Information Technology Managers who carry out a rigorous series of reviews over a six month period. This year the tests looked at web pages related to parking, planning, councillors and waste/recycling. Assessors also looked at how well the site works for people with disabilities, how well it works on mobile devices and tablets and at tools such as the search facility and the A to Z sitemap.

Ongoing improvements are being made to the website all the time, with better online forms, clearer content and expanded services being planned to support the 55,000 users a month who choose to access services through our website.

Cllr Darren Tysoe, Executive Councillor for Digital and Customers, said: "We are delighted our website has retained the 4 star award. We work hard to keep our site customer friendly and accessible by mobile and smart phone devices. It is important to the council that customers and residents can continue to find information easily and in the flexible ways they tell us they want. This is the second year running we have received this highest rating and I am really pleased that our improvements have been recognised and praised nationally."