Community Council Website Design

Our community council websites are easy to update

We will show you how to make changes and upload minutes and agendas with ease. Of course, we will also be there to help if things go wrong.

Meeting the legal requirements of a community council website is vital, however, we also feel it is important to involve the local community with pages for local businesses, events, schools and clubs.

DoodleIT has designed many Community Council Websites across North Wales.

Community Council Web Design

Getting the parish community involved

Community council web design for the wider community!

We usually recommend broadening the reach of the community council website to not only deal with council business but also to highlight the community in general.

These pages can cover areas such as:

  • Local businesses
  • Organisations and clubs
  • Emergency information
  • Local schools

Does your community council or parish website need to be bilingual?

Community Council websites need to adhere to certain legal requirements to comply with current guidelines. Here in North Wales, they are normally required to be bilingual.

We provide several bilingual options to make this as easy as possible for the Community Council Clerk to deal with.

Experienced community council website designers

DoodleIT is based in North Wales, a family business which has been designing Parish Council Websites for over 2 decades.

We like to work with people and local communities and are always here to talk over the phone or via email or WhatsApp.

Costs for a community council website

Our pricing is very competitive with an all-inclusive annual cost of £175.00.

Does my community council website meet the legal requirements?

  • W3C compliant
  • GDPR compliant
  • GDPR policy
  • WCAG2.1aa Compliant
  • SSL Certificate
  • Professional security software
  • Fast secure hosting
  • 1GB disk space
  • Email addresses
  • Daily backups of files and databases
  • FREE restores as needed

We provide ongoing support via phone or email

Easily upload the following:

  • Minutes
  • Meetings
  • Agendas
  • Financials
  • Notices

Key sections for your Parish

  • Community pages for businesses, events and clubs
  • Council members – Contact information and affiliations
  • News Articles
  • Contact Form
  • Announcements section
  • Galleries

Examples of community council web design

Community council website design
Example of a Community council website design

Key requirements for a Community Council Website

  • Websites need to be hosted securely using HTTPS
  • Data needs to be secure and backed up daily
  • Documents need to meet accessibility guidelines and be available in PDF format
  • Contrast needs to be sufficient to make it easier for visually impaired users to see and access content.
  • The structure needs to work with modern screen readers
  • Fonts need to be clear and of a specific size
  • Clear contact information and affiliations for councillors
  • Community council web design needs to be responsive working on all devices mobile and desktop

Data Protection: Community council websites should comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. This includes ensuring the appropriate collection, storage, and processing of personal data and providing information on how data is handled. We will provide a policy for you and you can amend it as required.

Accessibility: Websites should meet the accessibility requirements outlined in the Equality Act 2010 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. This means making sure the website is usable for people with disabilities, such as providing text alternatives for images, captions for videos, and easy navigation for screen readers.

DoodleIT considers all these things and more when designing community council websites. Why not view some other Brochure Website Examples here for other ideas?

Example of a Community Council Web design by DoodleIT
Community web design north wales

FAQ

How much does a Community Council website cost?

The typical cost of a community council website is £500.00 with an annual cost of £175 for software updates, hosting and support.

Does a Parish Council website need to be bilingual?

Here in North Wales, it is required to be bilingual in both English and Welsh. This can be with separate pages or the integration of Google Translate.

Is it easy to update my Community Council website?

Yes, updating your website is easy to do and we also offer full support. Upload PDF documents and change text in a couple of minutes.

Do parish councils need a website?

Yes, it is a legal requirement for every Parish and Community Council to have a website. These websites also need to meet accessibility guidelines.

How do I go about getting a website for my Community council?

Time needed: 15 minutes

The process of getting a website designed for a Parish Council or Community Council in North Wales.

  1. Contact DoodleIT for a quotation

    During this phone call, we will advise on what is required regarding content and the community itself.

  2. Have your minutes, agenda and meeting information available for upload

    Usually, this can be taken from your current website or it can be emailed to us.

  3. Gather information about the local community

    The community pages will need information such as local businesses and organisations.

  4. Review contact details for councillors

    Up to date information for all community councillors is important along with any affiliations.

Llanelidan community council website
Designing a website for a community council

What pages should a community council web design have?

We recommend that you have the following pages so you can meet the legal requirements for a community council website as well as involve the community. You can always have more pages if the need is there:

Pages required or a community council

There’s a lot of information that a community council needs to display on their website. This list is not comprehensive but a good beginning and covers the basics.

  • Home page
  • Community Councillor’s contact details
  • Meetings, Agendas and Minutes
  • Notices and Planning
  • Public Documents
  • Accounts and Financial Information

Pages for the community

We find that adding information for the broader community encourages residents to use the website as a community hub.

  • Local Businesses
  • Local Clubs
  • Key places to see and visit
  • Events
  • A Little History
  • Schools and Playgroups

What next?

If you’d like to know more about creating a website for your community council please contact DoodleIT on 01824 702375 and speak to Peter or Anthony.