Council Aims To Engage With News Website
Sefton Council has revamped how it delivers news to its residents with the launch of a brand new website.
MySefton.co.uk is now the home of all things Council, community and Public Health, delivering important news in a much more user friendly way and acting as a hub for residents to find out their information. The new website, which has been designed in house, draws inspiration from typical online news platforms and will allow Sefton Council to share more engaging content in a way not currently possible, including putting a spotlight on some of the vital work that residents might not be aware of.
Users of the new website will find news by category rather than the current list format, while there is also a live roadworks map and a home for all local consultations, including those led by partner organisations. Sefton Council is encouraging users to share news and information with handy social media social buttons meaning residents can help spread the word via their Facebook and Twitter profiles.
While the Sefton.gov.uk site will remain the formal online platform for Sefton Council - allowing users to contact the council, pay council tax and view planning applications - it is hoped MySefton.co.uk will support the current local media platforms and ensure residents know what’s going on in their borough. Cllr Paulette Lappin, Cabinet Member for Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services, said: “During the Imagine Sefton 2030 consultation some of the key issues put forward by residents were around communication and the signposting of wonderful projects and events that take place across our borough.
“While the current website offers great practical uses, it doesn’t allow us to provide users with engaging content and deliver our news in a way fit for the modern day internet user.
“I am delighted that we have been able to create this website and I believe it will ensure residents are kept up to date with the news around their borough.
“It also important to stress that this website is purely for news and Sefton.gov.uk will remain the online home for Sefton Council and the main way of contacting us and accessing services.”
MySefton.co.uk is live from Friday, March 3.