Laura Sharman 10 March 2017

Harrogate tops index for best council website

Harrogate Borough Council’s website has been named as the best local authority website in the UK.

The website - which was completely redesigned last year - has topped the latest local government Index from Sitemorse.

The website was praised for being user-friendly, easy navigation and for allowing customers to complete more tasks online.

Councillor Richard Cooper, leader of Harrogate Borough Council, said: ‘Our aim is always to help more people get the support and information they need as quickly as possible. Our old website did not do that. The council have launched a new site which has taken us from internet-zero to web-hero in under a year.

‘More people now use the site to do more things at less cost to the taxpayer. Everyone is a winner including the council's online-team with this top ranking among local authority websites.’

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