Tell us what you think of the Community Councils website
The Community Councils website, managed by the Improvement Service and supported with funding from Scottish Government, was redesigned and relaunched in January 2016. We wanted to create an improved website for community councillors and for people interested in community council work to find up-to-date information and advice. A year on, we are seeking views on people’s experiences and opinions of the website through a short survey.
As well as a different visual appearance, the redesign of the website introduced several new features, such as:
- An improved community council location finder based on open data from the local authorities. The location finder provides access to finding any Scottish community council, with all community council boundaries available for the first time in a single online and searchable map. As an extra feature the map also makes it possible to see live Public Information Notices (PINs) through data from tellmescotland.gov.uk. The application has been created especially by the Improvement Service’s Spatial Information Programme.
- A dialogue area, where guest writers will share their thoughts on community council issues.
- An event calendar to highlight any events relevant to community councils.
- A Twitter timeline on the website’s homepage, showing all the tweets from community councils that we know are on Twitter.
- A newsletter that highlights important funding or consultation opportunities, new thought pieces, and website-exclusive community council showcases. You can sign up to the newsletter at http://eepurl.com/bI9NXf
- A better-defined Help and Support section for the site to provide a portal to other relevant organisations.
Whether you are a regular visitor to the website or you have stumbled across it the first time, we want to hear from you. We hope that the survey will show us what we are doing well, what we can improve on, and what we should do next. The survey should take less than five minutes to complete: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SQAA3/
The survey is completely anonymous and conducted by the Community Council Project at the Improvement Service.