Doing our homework on school trips

Doing our homework on school trips

The User Experience (UX) team have recently been looking at the online booking process for school trips to Stockport’s tourist attractions, with the objective of improving the procedures for how schools book their trips and how we manage their bookings. Stockport has...
Digital Council?

Digital Council?

Stockport have been shortlisted for Digital Council of the Year by the Local Government Chronicle.  It’s a big award that we’d love to win, and great recognition for our hardworking teams, past and present. You can see a summary of some of the work that’s got us to...
Stockport’s Digital by Design

Stockport’s Digital by Design

Pam Smith took on the role of Chief Executive at Stockport Council at the start of September 2017. Here she talks to the MJ (Municipal Journal) about the Digital by Design programme. This article first appeared in ‘MJ’ 18th October 2017. I have been trying to get...
We need to talk about accessibility

We need to talk about accessibility

When we first started to design the Stockport Council website, we did so with the idea of trying to make it suitable for as many people as we possibly could. Whenever I try and explain this to people, I use the analogy of our design and development process as being...
GM Analysts Meet-up

GM Analysts Meet-up

We’ve blogged before about how Digital by Design fits with the Mayor and Combined Authority’s drive to make Greater Manchester (GM) a top global digital city. By working with local communities on the ground; at Stockport level with the NHS, business and...