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Are you still using Windows 7?

Are you still using Windows 7?

Mainstream support for Windows 7 stopped four years ago, in January 2015. Since then users have continued to receive security updates and bug fixes, but no new features.

Security updates and bug fixes for Windows 7 will end on January 14th 2020 (just one year from now). After this time your computer will not be secure, yet around one-third of all personal computers are still running the near ten-year... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:00 by Admin Team

Tags: Tip, News

Derbyshire Local Council Clerk of the Year 2018

Derbyshire Local Council Clerk of the Year 2018

Liz Page, clerk to Belper Town Council was presented with her 'Clerk of the Year' certificate at the Derbyshire Association of Local Council's AGM. The AGM was held at the Pride Park football stadium (home to 'The Rams') on Tuesday, October 9th.

Belper Town Council uses the UKLC meeting management module to run a 'paperless' council. Each Councillor is issued with a tablet device. Liz said that "the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:00 by Admin Team

Tags: Awards, UKLC, 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

A great evening at County Hall

A great evening at County Hall

It was great to see so many of our customers at the Leicestershire County Council Annual Parishes Liaison Event on Monday evening (9th July 2018). Thanks to all of you that came over to our stand for a chat.

An informative evening, started with a networking session and buffet. The formal session held in the council chamber commenced with an opening speech from Guy Jackson (pictured) followed by an update... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:52 by Admin Team

Tags: UK Local Councils, UKLC, Parish Council Websites

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

2commune supporting the Local Council Award Scheme

2commune supporting the Local Council Award Scheme

Many of our customers have started their LCAS journey with several already having reached the coveted 'Gold' status.

Tina Britt, our Managing Director is a member of the Leicestershire and Rutland LCAS assessment panel (pictured here with Andy Ellis - Lutterworth Town Clerk). This helps us to be at the forefront of the requirements and to actively contribute to process improvement. The picture was taken... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:30 by Admin Team

Tags: UK Local Councils, UKLC, Parish Council Websites, Local Council Award Scheme

Christmas Message from 2commune

Christmas Message from 2commune

We've had another fantastic year thanks to you (our customers), it's been great working with you all. The 2017 User Group was the first big event of the year. This was a roaring success and we're now busy developing the new features that you all voted for.

Many smaller councils have joined the UKLC family over the last couple of years having benefited from transparency code funding. The fund comes to... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:30 by Admin Team

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

A great day at Cromford Mills

A great day at Cromford Mills

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

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

Yellow Pages - End of an Era

Yellow Pages - End of an Era

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

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

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