Lambeth Council will soon be launching http://lambeth.coop, which will replace its current website, using the Drupal Commons module, a solution to build websites on an open platform, which is it has purchased via G-Cloud.
According to Lambeth’s business systems assistant director Rob Miller, the council wants to “transform the online experience for citizens to provide clear, useful content and excellent transactional services and for the site to be a core part of changing the way we interact with citizens and sharing our data openly.”
He also said that: “We are working on further enhancements to maps (more data and area mapping), moving our open data content and blog onto the new site, launching an online collaboration tool [which the G-Cloud purchase will be used for] and the first iteration of a citizen account to provide online transactional services.”
“Our focus is on working with citizens and analysing how our current online services are used to prioritise user needs… we expect ‘digital’ to be a core part of how we do things moving forward,” he added.
Lambeth has also instituted a ‘G-Cloud’ first policy which means they will consider the CloudStore first when looking to acquire cloud services.
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