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Parish Council websites by govLocal UK

The govLocal Parish Council website platform is designed and built by website specialists, working in conjunction with parish clerks and parish councillors. Our lead developer is a highly-experienced website development specialist, who is also a former parish councillor.

Each govLocal website runs on runs on our purpose-built Parish Council website framework. This has many benefits, including:

  • A consistent and reliable system, proven over many years.
  • Government standards compliance.
  • Accessibility standards compliance.
  • Website navigation based on UK Government taxonomy
  • Multi-layer anti-spam / anti-bot protection for all on-line forms:
    • Built- in 'invisible' spam / bot detection - no annoying 'I am not a robot' puzzle for a user to solve before being allowed to submit a form
    • Automatic logging of spam / bot attempts
    • Automatic blacklisting of computer IP addresses identified as spam / bot sources
    • Optional reporting of spam / bot attempts via email - details include attempt type and threat source
  • A choice of designs, colour schemes and page layouts, without compromising standards compliance.

All govLocal Parish Council websites run on our dedicated web hosting platform. This ensures every website benefits from the same features:

  • Secure UK-based hosting centres with our 100% green web hosting partner
    • Datacentre power is supplied by 100% renewable energy, from sources such as solar, wind and hydroelectric.
    • 99.99% uptime.
    • Daily, weekly and monthly backups.
  • An SSL certificate, supporting secure website browsing and protecting your users and their data.
  • Whenever the govLocal system is upgraded, all our Parish Council website customers receive the same upgrade. This ensures they:
    • Benefit from new features as soon as they become available
    • Never fall behind with critical updates and enhancements
    • Meet Government requirements for public sector websites.
      • Many Parish Councils struggled to meet the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
      • govLocal Parish Council websites are built on Government standards and designed to meet requirements such as the WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standard.