The publishing platform created by councils, for councils.


Helpful resources and links for everyone involved in LocalGov Drupal. If you have suggestions about improvements or spot anything missing, please let us know in the #general channel on Slack, or email us at


LocalGov Drupal is built on Drupal 9

Demo Site

Visit our Demo site at to see the different page types in action. The demo content is also part of the default installation. 

Create your own demo / sandbox site

Code Enigma is providing a free 30 day trial of LocalGov Drupal on AWS. You can use it to spin up your own installation as a risk-free sandbox to explore LocalGov Drupal and its features.


Our platform is (almost) fully documented. Find what you need on our docs site, with overviews, feature explanations and links to real-world examples:

We also have a YouTube channel that includes how-to videos, such as this set of guides to theming LocalGovDrupal

Research & UX 

Evidence-based qualitative research is at the heart of LGD. Telltale Research has put together this helpful PDF download of core best practice UX guidelines for council sites.  


All the releases of the core distribution and modules can be found on Github at 

Product roadmap

See the roadmap for what features are being worked on, by whom and with what expected completion dates. 


LocalGov Drupal is not a supplier, we do not carry out development work for councils. There are a number of great suppliers that have worked on LGD and are available to hire, and/or you can bring in your own agency or supplier. 

Bugs and Issues 

To report an issue with the platform please post it on Github at or post in the relevant Slack channel. 

Groups & Meetings

There are regular meetings for the Steering, Technical and Product groups, plus various meetings for those working on particular features. To check what's going on and when see the shared Google calendar.

To add the shared calendar to your own, you will need to copy this link and add it to your calendar via the subscribe from web / URL option in your calendar. Here is how to do this in Outlook.

The Technical Drop-in is a fortnightly informal drop-in meetup for technical folk to hear what's happening, get help and guidance and share ideas.  If you'd like to join a session email us on or message the #group-technical Slack channel 

There is also now an informal meetup for content designers, if you'd like to join that then email us on or message the #group-content Slack channel. 

When I come up with any issues, I just go to the team. There's lots of collaboration, there's lots of sharing. The way this LocalGov Drupal product group shares information is brilliant.
Angie Forson, Senior Content Designer, Croydon


We're always happy to hear from new councils, answer questions and share ideas.

Follow this step-by-step to joining the community

For general enquiries or to find out how to get more involved, contact us on

To chat with members of our community, email us to join our Slack channel.

To keep up with the latest happenings sign up to our mailing list for regular updates.


We're always looking for people to contribute and improve LocalGov Drupal. Some ideas for how you can help are:

  • Developers - contribute code, issue reports, bugfixes, test pull requests and documentation. 
  • Front-end developers and designers - share new theming, and do accessibility testing. 
  • Content designers - road-test new features and suggest improvements
  • Service designers - share your user research and documentation 

Every contribution is valuable. As always, you can get in touch at or in Slack.