If you don't already have a GitHub account, this is a great place to start. Once you have a Github account we can add you to the LocalGov Drupal organisation on Github, which allows people to mention you in issues, assign issues to yourself and affords you more functionality on github.com.
Having an account on Drupal.org is useful for many reasons. The main LocalGov Drupal project is posted at https://www.drupal.org/project/localgov. We would like to list all subscribing councils and suppliers on the LocalGov Drupal project page to demonstrate the support and encourage more organisations and people to get involved. To do this, you will need to have a personal account on Drupal.org and an organisation page.