Council gets into a top 20 list
Ever heard of SOCITM? Nope neither had we, turns out that they are The Society of IT Managers, and recently they have put Greenwich Council's website in a list as being one of the top 20 Local Authority Websites. Yes, we were wondering if they had been looking at the same site the rest of us have to use, but still they seem to want to give the Council praise. Even Greenwich Council deserves some praise every now and again, and as it normally makes it into bottom 20 lists, it is nice to see it top out at something every once in a while.
But if you do a little looking into it all you realise that a couple of things. Firstly a couple of years ago the Council asked SOCITM for their expertise in computers and information technology, so its hardly surprising that when SOCITM come to draw up a list of top council websites Greenwich is included.
The second interesting thing is that part of the criteria for judging on this list was;
“... including accessibility, usability and take-up.”
If by take-up they mean the number of people trying to access the site to find out when their rubbish is going to be collected then yes, we can understand why so many people would be going to the site and why the Council finds itself in a top 20 list.
As for accessibility, well you just try and find council agendas and other public documents on the site.