Local Gov Drupal DISCOVERY

Project details:

Organisation London Borough of Croydon
Department Croydon Digital Service
Collaboration Level Open To Conversation
Budget £100k > £250k
Key Contact Will Callaghan
Phase start 01 July 2018
Phase Estimated end 31 March 2020


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Like many local authorities, Brighton & Hove City Council has a Drupal 7 corporate website and an assorted collection of other platforms.

As part of the council's Digital First transformation programme, a team was spun up to:

  • review all the content on the old Drupal 7 site according to user needs, then either delete or re-write accordingly
  • create a new WCAG AA compliant Drupal 8 website with sufficient flexibility to allow the closure of other sites in the estate

This website is the result and more has been written about it here. The team behind the site believes it could form the basis of a platform that could be used by more councils across the country, so stopping us having to reinvent the wheel.




Status Updates

13 February 2020

29 January 2020

  • Will Callaghan

    This project has moved on significantly in the last year, and updates can be seen at croydon.digital

    • In July 2019, Brighton & Hove City Council and the London Borough of Croydon agreed to code share
    • By November 2019, we delivered the beginnings of a new Croydon website
    • In January 2020, we started an MHCLG funded project with 2 further councils (Bracknell Forest and Oxford City) to explore how the code sharing arrangements could work for a larger group of councils. Our aim is to create a model that can be tested at scale during 2020