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Plymouth City Council

A cropped screenshot of Plymouth City Council's website home page.

The story of Plymouth’s move to Council Platform is very similar to that of North Herts Council’s.  It wasn’t without its challenges though, as Plymouth’s content inventory was markedly more complex than that of North Herts.

The starting point was spinning up a “zero cost” implementation of Council Platform.  We then carried out a content rationalisation before migrating all useful data from their existing Drupal 7 site via a suite of custom migration scripts.  This greatly reduced the workload of Plymouth's Digital Team so they could put all their energy into curating their site's content.

As with North Herts, Plymouth opted for a "phased beta" launch of their new site.  Publishing only the Council Tax section at first before making the rest of their content live on their new site.  This allowed feedback to be gained from end users and confidence to be built that the project was on the right track.

The end result was a simpler, clearer, faster site.  The project ran super smoothly with no disruption to end users.

North Herts Council

North Herts Council's old site ran on Drupal 7, which was set to end-of-life soon. Knowing they would have to replace their site, North Herts got out in front of the problem and contracted us to build them a Public Platform website. In just a few months we delivered a state-of-the-art council website, fully populated with all their old content migrated across. It is estimated that North Herts will save as much as £500,000 over the five year contract.

Warrington & Co

Warrington Council required a solution for running multiple sub-sites from the same platform. Warrington & Co was the first of several sites which will be built on Public Platform for Warrington Council. Public Platform was an ideal fit for the project, allowing Warrington to save tens of thousands in development costs and producing some fine looking, WCAG 2.1 AA accessible sites in the process.

Wrexham County Borough Council Intranet

Wrexham Council needed to replace an ageing WordPress based Intranet site. Public Platform proved just the ticket for delivering the project.

Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council

bfstc homepage

Town councils like Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council only have a fraction of the website budget of larger councils. As a software as a service product, Public Platform comes pre-bundled with all the features public sector sites require, rather than having to pay for them to be developed from scratch. Maintenance costs are also similarly reduced.

Warrington Business Exchange

WBEX homepage

Having just built their main site, Warrington engaged us to create their new range of satellite sites. One such sub-site was the Warrington Business Exchange, a "chamber of commerce" type organisation which facilitates networking and synergies amongst local businesses.