Richmondshire District Council’s new website rated third in UK

Restrictions are in place at Richmondshire District Council's office at Mercury House.

Richmondshire District Council website jumps up 200 places in the quality rankings to reach third after a re-launch nine months ago.

The new website was launched as part of the council’s programme to increase access to digital services and make council services accessible 24/7 to people across the rural district.

It features increased online services where residents are able to pay bills, make applications and report issues.

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Council Leader, Councillor Yvonne Peacock said: “We are delighted that we have improved so much and so quickly and that the site is recognised as being open to everyone especially those with particular disabilities.”

The website auditing service Sitemorse tests a website by looking at four key areas for functionality, performance, accessibility and quality.

Richmondshire District Council said it uses Sitemorse to help manage, monitor and improve its digital presence so the authority can achieve the highest standards of content quality.

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