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Council wins award for UK’s best local government website

Surrey County Council’s website has been named the best in local government across the UK. It has won the Best Website Award from the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm). Socitm said the site – found at http://www.surreycc.gov.uk –  was “a joy to use” and also praised Surrey for embracing the growing public demand to access … Continue reading

Surrey’s Roberts unveiled as Socitm president

Surrey County Council’s Nick Roberts has been unveiled as the new president of the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm). He was elected at the public sector IT representative body’s spring meeting. The IT Group Manager for partnerships and collaboration has been involved in a project to replace a host of networks in Surrey and … Continue reading

Council website gets top rating

Surrey County Council’s website has been awarded a maximum four-star rating in a new national report while also being one of a handful labelled a “favourite site”. The annual report by the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm) rates the performance of council websites each year and Surrey’s newly designed site was among just 31 … Continue reading

Council wins national innovation award

Surrey County Council has won a national award for its innovative use of technology. The authority is trialling a scheme that sees staff using their own laptops, smartphones or other devices to do their job as part of its ‘modern worker’ programme. It has earned the council a 2012 innovation award from the Society of … Continue reading

Council website wins more national recognition

Surrey County Council has won more national recognition for its website. Information services business Experian has rated Surrey’s site – found at http://www.surreycc.gov.uk – among the top 10 for councils. The Experian Hitwise UK Top 10 Awards recognise excellence in online performance through public popularity. It comes weeks after the Society of IT Managers (SOCITM) handed … Continue reading

Surrey website named one of best in local government

Surrey County Council’s website has been named one of the best in local government across the country for the second time in six months. The site – http://www.surreycc.gov.uk – has been handed the highest possible four-star ranking in a prestigious annual survey of the UK’s 433 local authority websites. Surrey was one of only 23 councils … Continue reading

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