Cannock Chase District Council
About Cannock Chase District Council
Cannock Chase District Council is a local authority in Staffordshire, serving a population of approximately 98,000 residents, including key towns such as Cannock and Rugeley.
Our work with Cannock Chase District Council
Launched in Autumn 2015, the Cannock Chase website is one of our newer Drupal site developments.
Briefed with the task of replacing the council's previous site, the key objectives for the new site included ensuring that the whole site could be managed by the Council's own technical resource as well as individual non-technical content editors taking responsibility for their own areas of the site. This has been successfully achieved through careful implementation of the site's architecture and utilising Drupal tools such as Panels to give the client full flexibility in the site layout.
Other requirements included a full content workflow system, to enable new and amended content to be reviewed and approved before publication, easy-to-manage megamenu navigation and a responsive design, including colour-themed areas for the core sections of the site.
Bespoke functionality built for the site via custom modules includes a tool for searching by street address to find details of bin collections and the ability to find your local councillors based on your postcode. We also undertook a large data migration exercise to ensure all details of the past ten years of council meetings and minutes were successfully transferred into the new website.