Digital Services for Councils & Local Government

At Blue Frontier, we provide a variety of technical, digital, development and design services to Councils across the UK, with years of experience catering for the quality and professionalism required by local authorities. Our talented team design and build websites, help maintain hosting environments for sites and develop applications, intranets and mobile apps.

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Website Design for Councils & Public Sector

When approached to design and build a website for local governments and councils, we start by working together to identify who will be accessing the website, what device they will be using, and then go onto identify keywords to use in the site’s content to rank effectively for search engines, we plan how the website should be structured, and above all, determine how to make the website user-friendly.

As site visitors are most likely people living within a council’s district, using keywords like local areas and place names helps people entering these search terms reach the correct council’s website.


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Wireframes & Considered SEO Construction

Using the findings from our research, our next step is to create several wireframes, using a proposed sitemap as a basis, to structure the appearance of the website in a way that makes user navigation a priority and helps site visitors reach the content they are looking as easily as possible.

For instance, ‘Contact Us’ and ‘Bin Collection Calendar’ pages are likely to be in demand by residents of a local council’s constituency as they will help provide important information on matters that impact their day-to-day lives.

We produce wireframes for both mobile and desktop devices in order to account for the large percentage of users that use a mobile device to browse websites. This is particularly helpful for council websites, as people may want to find out information about local affairs on the go.

Web Development Services & Security

At Blue Frontier, we have an incredible web development team made up of more than 25 dedicated individuals, all of whom have considerable experience required to build highly optismied and secure websites within a variety of programming languages.

We ensure the security and durability of any client’s website when carrying out the build. This includes making sure that we use the most up-to-date and reliable Content Management Systems (CMS), such as the newest versions of Joomla and Drupal, using firewalls and regular back-ups to ensure the website is protected from infiltration or harm.

Local Government & Council Website Hosting

We offer several different tiers of web hosting. Our most straightforward offering is shared hosting – which means that websites are hosted on servers in our own Amazon AWS infrastructure, that each contain up to 30 or 40 other websites.

All servers and sites are backed up daily to ensure data integrity, and we have multiple layers of security in place to isolate websites from one another for security purposes, and we restrict resource usage to mitigate against noisy neighbour scenarios.

As a CREST-accredited and GDPR compliant agency, we have the in-house data protection and security expertise to safeguard your website, and should any problems arise, we will act quickly to resolve them.

Dedicated AWS Hosting

We also offer dedicated hosting, again based on the Amazon AWS infrastructure. Our self-contained hosting services are managed and maintained by Blue Frontier, so no site will fall into the wrong hands.

We can also set up AWS accounts to provide clients with full ownership of the infrastructure while allowing Blue Frontier to provide maintenance and support services. This means that every council will be given authority over their own site, and we can offer as much or as little support as required.

We currently successfully host several council websites, providing the security, knowledge and flexibility required.


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End to end Digital Support from Blue Frontier

Not only do we offer development and IT support, but a full end-to-end digital service, including; graphic design, content creation, PPC advertising, social media management, consultancy, mobile app development, video creation and more. So whether it's a message that needs communicating across a constituency with captivating posters, videos, advertising campaigns, or perhaps website’s content that needs optimising, we have a team of specialists for all of these valuable disciplines.

Our comprehensive service means that you can rely on Blue Frontier for all your digital, web, and technical needs. Just contact us with an overview of your proposed project to find out more and to benefit from the expertise of our talented team.

We just wanted to say how happy we are with the work you have carried out for us. We have been blown away by both the speed and quality of your delivery.

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