In April 2015 the Transparency Code For Smaller Authorities came into force meaning all Parish and Town Councils are required by law to publish information such as Minutes, Agendas and Spending on a publicly available website
The consequences of this new legislation can have a big impact on smaller councils both financially and from an administrative point of view
Firstly the cost of having a new website designed, built and hosted can be significant and, to keep costs down, some smaller Parishes have taken the DIY approach and built their own website.
Sadly this has led to many poorly designed and difficult to navigate sites that, whilst cheap to build, do not create a very good impression to the community.
The administrative task of maintaining a website can be a steep learning curve, particularly if the site has not been built on the right platform. All too often the upkeep of the website is left to one individual and the task can become quite daunting if there is little or no professional support available.
At PigeonTech we use a Content Management System (CMS) such as WordPress to build our websites. Using WordPress means your website is really easy to update, add content to and edit existing articles.
We are always on hand to provide help and support for your website so if you do run into a problem you can simply give us a call and we will help you fix it
We have already built lots of websites for Parish Councils that comply with the new Transparency Code so we have lots of experience with the requirements. you can be rest assured your website will certainly be fit for purpose and above all contain all the information you are legally required to publish.
Did you know The Government has confirmed a £4.7 million Transparency Fund to support small parish councils and other smaller authorities to become web-enabled and compliant with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities.