LocalGov Drupal is a community of developers, content designers and digital leaders from local councils across the UK.
We collaborate to develop best practice, open source websites that are freely available to all UK councils.
Our motivation is to help councils deliver a better digital experience for their citizens while at the same time saving money for vital frontline services.
We reduce costs by working together to develop a shared pool of code, resources, research and expertise. We estimate that using LocalGov Drupal will reduce the cost of building a new council website by up to 80% (depending on the extras a council wishes to add).
No license fees
The software we use is open source (non proprietary) and as such doesn’t come with a fee attached.
Lower development costs
You’ll have complete control over your site, so there is less need to rely on (and pay) external organisations to add new features. Member councils have seen £40,000 - £100,000 saved on developer costs.
Free access to new features and upgrades
When you join LocalGov Drupal you’ll become part of a UK wide network of expertise. We are a community of developers, content designers and digital managers working within local government who collaborate to improve and enhance the product, while maintaining its stability.
Free access to subsite capabilities
Within the distribution we also have the facility to create subsites. These are tailored pages within your existing site that means you don’t need to turn to agencies when you need to create additional page types for specific campaigns. A new subsite using LocalGov Drupal could reduce costs by up to 90%.
We’re also investigating stand alone microsites for other council functions.
Save on user research
We're led by user data and have an evidenced based approach. Joining LocalGov Drupal means you don’t need to spend money on user research to create features that we already provide. Councils have saved up to £15,000 on user research for new site builds.
Reduced service demand
With pooled user research and best practice accessibility as standard, LocalGov Drupal helps to reduce demand on customer services with citizens more easily able to access and use online services. The ease of use comes from:
- Best practice page formats based on user research
- AA rated accessibility
- Mobile responsive page templates
Together with changes in content and improved site structure, councils can provide a superior digital experience for citizens and reduce the demand on customer services.
If you would like to find out more or have any questions just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always happy to chat about LocalGov Drupal, provide a demo of the platform, or show how councils are using it.