Run by Councils for Councils

We’re a young organisation with an evolving structure. Our guiding principle is that the LocalGov Drupal should be run by councils for the benefit of participating councils and their citizens.

We have four groups responsible for different aspects of the project, with many smaller teams that work on specific aspects of the project.

Each group consists of representatives from council digital teams, alongside outside experts who help to deliver some of the work.


The Subscriber Group is responsible for:

  • Providing guidance to Open Digital Cooperative 
  • Ensuring the good functioning  of LocalGov Drupal
  • Ensuring that our culture is open and collaborative and our people are happy.
  • Conflict resolution 


The Product Group is responsible for:

  • product governance and process
  • setting the product roadmap and release dates 
  • releasing quality standards
  • leading on technical direction and architecture
  • compiling user research


The Technical Group is responsible for:

  • leading on development processes and coding standards
  • security reviews and maintenance
  • conduct guidelines for committers
  • resolving any disputes or issues related to the code
  • creating documentation for new features


The Open Digital Cooperative board is responsible for: 

  • Ensuring the financial sustainability of the project
  • Working with the Subscriber Group and Core Team to transition from a government-funded to an independent organisation
  • Working with the Subscriber Group on all strategic aspects of the project.


Decision making

To ensure that we are as inclusive as possible, and actively listen to the different voices within LocalGov Drupal, we have an innovative and systematic approach to decision-making.

This is based on sociocratic decision-making, and aims to make all meetings as efficient, democratic and effective as possible.


If you would like to find out more or have any questions just drop us a line at We are always happy to chat about LocalGov Drupal, provide a demo of the platform, or show how councils are using it.