New Website

New Look: E Communications Officer Stephen Dolan and designers Daniel Kirkland and Ross Hume of Tor Studios check out the new website for Derbyshire Dales District Council.
New Look: E Communications Officer Stephen Dolan and designers Daniel Kirkland and Ross Hume of Tor Studios check out the new website for Derbyshire Dales District Council.

E Communications Officer Stephen Dolan and designers Daniel Kirkland and Ross Hume of Tor Studios check out the new website for Derbyshire Dales District Council.

The new derbyshiredales.gov.uk site is designed to make it easier than ever for residents to do their business with the District Council online, including paying Council Tax.

And in a value-for-money move, the running costs of the site have been dramatically cut by adopting an innovative “open source” approach - which means the District Council downloaded the software for free and then asked a Matlock company - Tor Studio - to make it as accessible as possible.

Another Derbyshire district authority - nearby Erewash Borough Council - liked what they saw and came onboard too, reducing the project costs still further.