Tewkesbury Borough Council’s brand-new website is set to go live on Monday, 21 August.

The new website represents a step forward in enhancing accessibility for Tewkesbury Borough’s residents, stakeholders and the wider community. Its intuitive, user-friendly design simplifies processes that were once time-consuming, and will enable people to access and navigate council information, interactive engagement opportunities and streamlined online services more easily.

Over 70% of people who interact with the borough council online do so using mobile phones or tablets, and the new site has been designed with such devices in mind. Furthermore, it features improved accessibility for those who require assistive technologies – such as screen readers – to access online information.

The new site’s search engine will also represent a significant improvement, ultimately allowing visitors to use a single search function to find information across all the borough council’s sub-sites, from planning applications to agendas and minutes from council committee meetings.

Once the site goes live, the borough council will be contacting its Citizen’s Panel – local residents from across the borough who provide feedback on the council’s services – for input on the site’s accessibility, before making any further updates that are needed to ensure it is as user-friendly as possible.

To join Tewkesbury Borough Council’s Citizen’s Panel, visit Citizens’ panel signup — Tewkesbury Borough Council

Councillor Richard Stanley, Leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council said: “Our upgraded website is a part of our commitment to deliver great service and ensures our council is working for you.

“The new site will seamlessly integrate our online forms, documents and other online services for our residents, helping them to stay connected and informed, as well as making it easier for them to access the help they need.”