Tag Archives: local government

WordPress for local government

WordPress, the open source content management system that I use here on this blog, is growing in its utilisation across government. It took root a bit quicker in central government, with the Number 10 site, Defra, Wales Office and the … Continue reading

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Residents online: opportunities for councils?

Rob Dale at LGIU blogs about some research being done in collaboration with Networked Neighbourhoods about the impact of online local community activity. You can take part: If you are a councillor, complete this survey. If you are an officer … Continue reading

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The Preston Social Media Toolkit

A bit of a flurry on Twitter about Preston City Council’s ‘Social Media Toolkit‘ which describes itself as a complete guide to joining the social media revolution It costs £199 (plus VAT). I wish them luck. I do this stuff … Continue reading

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Portfolio: sharing council comms resources

Portfolio looks an interesting idea, coming out of Nottingham City Council. This, from an article at LGComms: We’re launching Portfolio, a web portal that allows public sector organisations to share marketing materials. Councils and other public authorities can sign up … Continue reading

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Adverts on council websites

Adrian Short picks up on some adverts that appear on a council’s website. They’re for debt management companies that encourage people to apply for bankruptcy. Probably not a good thing – I think we’d probably rather people needing advice about … Continue reading

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