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LocalGov Drupal

We’ve been central to the development of LocalGov Drupal.

It’s the most innovative and fastest-growing local digital project of recent years, saving individual councils thousands of pounds and transforming digital services.

Discover more about the project, how we can help your council benefit from it and our free consultation offer.  

https://Localgovdrupal.org

    What is LocalGov Drupal?

    LocalGov Drupal is the publishing platform for local government – created by councils (and their suppliers) for councils. It's specifically designed to meet the needs of local councils and their service users.

    Over 40 councils are already using the platform, with many more due to go live over the coming months.

    The co-operatively run project aims to deliver a better digital experience for citizens, improve service outcomes, and save money for councils.

    LocalGov Drupal was developed to empower local governments to build and maintain websites efficiently and effectively.

    It is built and maintained by a community of developers, content designers and digital leaders from local councils across the UK, including ourselves.

    Our work with LocalGov Drupal

    Technical lead for LocalGov Drupal platform build

    We have been a leading technical partner for LocalGov Drupal since 2020, overseeing the technical development of the platform and governance through Discovery, Alpha, and Beta phases.

    This included managing two sets of 10 sprints focused on refactoring code and improving the product's core features alongside multiple stakeholders, including several council digital teams.

    Discover more about our work on the LocalGov Drupal platform

    Lead developers for Microsites

    We led the microsite distribution's research, design, development and user testing. We worked alongside council representatives who helped us define their user needs and guide us towards creating the most valuable product for them.

    Discover more about our work on LocalGov Drupal Microsites.

    At the heart of the LocalGov Drupal community

    We are active members of the LocalGov Drupal community and are passionate about contributing our time and expertise to the project, and we can prove it.

    • We are available on Slack, Merge Monday and Tech Drop in to answer questions
    • We wrote most of the documentation
    • We’re accessibility champions - supporting the project and community to grow
    • We are subscribers and members of Open Digital Cooperative
    • We are part of the Technical Steering Group
    • We've spoken at LocalGov Drupal week
    • Maria is an elected Open Digital Cooperative board member.

    View our profile on the LocalGov Drupal website. 

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    Our work with councils

    We have worked with digital teams from councils, including Oxfordshire, Lambeth, Croydon, Brighton & Hove, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and Bracknell Forest.

    We provide a range of LocalGov Drupal services, including:

    • Development
    • Content Migration
    • Design and UX audits and consultancy
    • Accessibility audits and consultancy
    • Training
    • Support and maintenance
    • Hosting

    What councils say about us

    “We've been delighted with their expertise, vision and dedication. As a group of councils, we lacked expertise in collaborative working with open-source code. It was essential that our suppliers could guide us, and Agile Collective has been more than equal to the challenge. We recommend Agile Collective wholeheartedly. They are very capable Drupal builders and thinkers, and all-round good people to have on your team.”

    – Will Callaghan, Delivery Manager, Croydon Council Digital Service

    “Agile Collective always get to the heart of the "thing" we're trying to achieve, rather than throw blueprint solutions at a problem. And by using agile methodologies they continue to help us refine and meet key goals. They have not only provided the OCC Digital Development team with exemplary Drupal expertise but have provided valuable advice, coaching and guidance on building the right thing in the right way.”

    – Robert Hill, Digital Services Manager, Oxfordshire County Council

    Free Consultation 

    Is LocalGov Drupal right for your council? 

    Thanks to our involvement in LocalGov Drupal, we are uniquely positioned to help you on your LocalGov Drupal journey.

    We think it’s fair to say that our team knows LocalGov Drupal inside-out.

    But we also understand that choosing a suitable CMS can be time-consuming and costly.  

    We’re happy to help you determine if LocalGov Drupal is right for you

    Spoiler alert: We think it probably will be, and not just because we built it.

    It’s currently the sector leading platform for local councils.

    Those councils involved in the project have found it a cost-effective and user-friendly CMS.

    In our free consultation, we’ll discuss your specific requirements and how to get the most out of the collaboration.

    We can answer any questions you may have and give you some insight into how our approach can benefit your council.

    Email Maria to book a chat.

    "This is a really good example of a tool where, it's easy to implement, it's low cost, low code, essentially, it's quite straightforward. And it works! And really, that's what they should be doing, so that the money given to councils is invested in the right ways to really transform people's lives."

    Melanie Read, Head of Digital, Waltham Forest

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