Website performance

​​Our website is the online front door to the council and its services.

Our standards

Our standards for the website are available on our service standards page.

Who's in charge?

Our web manager is Richard Beards. He can be contacted at

Our targets and performance

Website uptime

We use an independent site monitoring service provided by Site Improve to ensure our website is performing satisfactorily.

​Measure​What it means​Target​Performance July 2017
​% Website uptime​The % of time in the month the Northamptonshire County Council website was available​99.5%​99.9%

Website content review

The web team ensure corporate content standards are met by reviewing all website content created by website authors working in service areas. The web team aim to review all content sent for approval within 24 hours.

Website satisfaction

One in every 5 web visits is offered an exit survey to enable us to effectively track customer satisfaction for the website.

​Satisfaction question ​How we performed in July 2017​How we performed in June 2017
​How satisfied were you with your visit today?44% (Very Satisfied or Satisfied)​46% (Very Satisfied or Satisfied)
​How likely are you to recommend this website to a friend, colleague or family member?​61% (Definitely or Probably)​67% (Definitely or Probably)
​Attractiveness of design/appearance47% (Excellent or good)56% (Excellent or Good)
​Information that was clear and easy to understand​51% (Excellent or Good)​60% (Excellent or Good)
​Accurate and up to date information​47% (Excellent or Good)​45% (Excellent or Good)
​Usefulness of site search facility43​% (Excellent or Good)

​44% (Excellent or Good)

We also offer the option to rate every page individually, which enables us to look into issues on an individual page basis.

​Satisfaction questionHow we performed in July 2017​​How we performed in June 2017
​Overall rating33% (Excellent or Good)​30% (Excellent or Good)
Content41% (Excellent or Good)​32% (Excellent or Good)
​Design40% (Excellent or Good)​34% (Excellent or Good)
​Ease of use

41% (Excellent or Good)

​31% (Excellent or Good)
​Helpfulness ​34​% (Excellent or Good)​28% (Excellent or Good)
Speed to locate​45​% (Excellent or Good)​33% (Excellent or Good)

Response to customer feedback

Improvements we have made to the website following customer feedback in July 2017:

  • ​​We have updated the library service homepage, to make reaching the Library​ Catalogue as simple as possible and to promote the e-reads and e-audio offerings
  • We have noticed a trend of people searching for dog walking at the country parks so we have added this information to the parks information and facilities pages​​​
  • We have updated the what can I recycle pageto include information on weed killers​.

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