Monday, September 13, 2010

Update on HDC Councillors websites

In February 2010 I looked at the personal websites provided for HDC Councillors. I thought I would take another look at how the personal websites are going. I found the following:

Keith Baker - Last updated 28th June 2010 - 2 months
Ian Bates - Last updated 24th March 2010 - 5 months
Barbara Boddington - Last updated 13th August 2010 - THIS MONTH
Peter Bucknell - Last updated 6th September 2010 - THIS MONTH
John Davies - Last updated 17th August 2010 - THIS MONTH
Peter Reeve - Last updated 9th June 2010 - 3 months
Michael Shellens - Last updated 9th October 2009 - 11 months
Mike Simpson - Last updated 29th July 2010 - 1 month
John Watt - Last updated 12th May 2006 - 4 years 4 months
Richard West - Last updated 2nd June 2010 - over 3 months

Out of 52 Councillors 10 have personal websites. 3 out of these have updated within a month. 4 further councillors have updated in the last 3 months. 2 with 6 months. The longest is over 4 years.

Whilst some Councillors are making more use of the facility the vast majority are not. So why carry on providing this facility. It is not as though free blogs and websites aren't available elsewhere on the internet.

1 comment:

Ganesh Sittampalam said...

It provides an official place for them and what seems to be a somewhat structured format, which in turn makes them feel more professional. I think that set of updates is pretty good overall, and to those that care to look, it provides a positive mark for those councillors that do make updates frequently and a negative mark for those that have gone many months or years without updates.