Yesterday Lorna and I went to Socitm’s Building Perfect Council Websites 2012 conference at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. We were invited to host one of the breakout discussion groups about new.shropshire.gov.uk and working in the open.
We’d like to thank everyone who came to our discussion and hope that you all took something away from it for your own projects.
One think we took away yesterday was what Tom Steinbery from My Society said:
“Councils used to have a website but now they are a website.”
In essesnce your website represents your council, if people see a rundown and old website they see a rundown and old council.
We look forward to hearing from you on how you get on within your own organisations and please stay tuned for more updates about new.shropshire.gov.uk. As mentioned in previous posts we’ll be looking at the Waste & Recycling service area next and having the debate of is it a ‘Tip’ or is it a ‘Household Recycling Centre’ or is it both?