New look for council’s website

The new look AVDC website

The new look AVDC website

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A new look which promises to be more user-friendly has been unveiled on the Aylesbury Vale District Council website.

Visitors to www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk are promised a site which makes it easier to find information about services.

Council chiefs say that in the near future the site will also make it easier for residents to apply, report and pay for council services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The website has been designed to work across a range of devices from computers to smartphones, making it easier for residents to access council services online including council tax, recycling, waste and planning.

Councillor Janet Blake, cabinet member for business transformation, said: “The council’s website is playing an increasingly important role in the way residents access our services at their own convenience and will continue to do so in the future.

“Redesigning the site enables the council to add more of its services online, thereby providing residents with easier and faster access to the most popular tasks. The old website had become cluttered with far too much information that had built up over time and the clearer design and navigation makes the site more user-friendly.

“As technology evolves, it’s important that we keep abreast of new approaches and improve our residents’ experience of using our online services, making them even more accessible for a wider group of people.”

Excluding council users – on average around 60,000 visits are made to the council’s website on a monthly basis.