Revolutionising Location Accuracy for Council Amenities

Using W3W for councils
Accurate location information is crucial in various emergency situations, especially when it comes to accessing critical amenities like defibrillators. Traditionally, pinpointing precise locations could be challenging, but thanks to innovative technology like what3words, providing exact coordinates has become easier than ever before. In this article, we’ll explore what3words and its…

All Hosting Is Not The Same

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Hosting for council websites
It’s easy to overlook the importance of hosting when choosing a Council website provider. The internet presents many offers of hosting at various price points and with various features. Hosting companies offer cloud, shared, dedicated and managed hosting and unless you’re aware of the industry terminology, it can all get…

Are you still uploading non compliant content to your Council website?

Making Council Content Accessible
Quite often we see Councils posting images on the website that might be announcing an event or similar. Whilst these look great, very often they fall foul of Accessibility regulations. Let’s look at why that is and how we can easily remedy the problem. The Problem Text readers can’t access…

WCAG 2.1aa Compliance and Third Party Content

WCAG2.1aa Compliance for local authorities
Adding features to our websites is one way to improve the user experience however that may not always be the case. Public sector bodies accessibility regulations 2018 known officially as The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 build on existing obligations to people who have…

NetWise V2 Upgrades Are Keeping The Team Busy!

Parish Council Website Upgrade
Our tech team have been working flat out to convert as many of our existing websites over to the new V2 theme since the start of the new year. Already in January we’ve upgraded and migrated almost 30 websites with more each week making the move across to the new…

How We Provide The Best Value

The best value council website
NetWise was incorporated in 2015 by the current directors with the sole purpose of delivering website solutions to local councils around the UK. During the past six years we’ve gradually built our client base so that we now supply and maintain hundreds of websites to Parish, Town and Community Councils.…

Middleton on Sea Parish Council Goes Live

Middleton On Sea Parish Council website
Middleton on Sea Parish Council approached us to help with a new website. After some initial Q&A emails the council selected NetWise to provide a new compliant website using our Premium Plus package. Middleton on Sea appointed a sub committee and a lead person and between us we had the…

Parish Council Meetings & Coronavirus

Parish Council Meeting Coronavirus
On the date of publishing, the government have advised against unnecessary travel, social distancing measure are also in place especially for over 70s and those with certain underlying conditions. Home working has also been recommended. We thought it wise to explore the options open to Councils to continue with Parish,…