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LocalGov Digital

What is LocalGov Digital?

LocalGov Digital is the network for digital practitioners in local government. Our aim is to aid the delivery of better, cheaper local services by councils across the country, through the re-design of services around the capabilities the internet and digital technology provide.

Our belief is that an overarching and fundamental principle is that local government is and should be ‘open by default and digital by design’ and that we think, do and share. The network was founded in 2012  and has grown to involve thousands of local government practitioners.

What LocalGov Digital has been doing

Achievements include the creation of the Local Government Digital Service Standard, the Local Government Content Standard, organising LocalGovCamp since 2014, our Unmentoring scheme, our work around local democracy with Local Democracy Bytes and #notwestminster, our regular regional peer group meets, and a lot more.

Current steering group

Specific Roles

  • Chair: Phil Rumens
  • Vice Chair: Ben Cheetham
  • Central Gov Coordinator: Linda O’Halloran
  • Events Coordinator: Nick Hill
  • Communications Lead: Dave Briggs
  • Treasurer: Vacant
  • Membership Officer: Martin Dainton

Other officers

  • Gavin Beckett
  • Simon Gray
  • Lucy Knight
  • Neil Lawrence
  • Julia McGinley
  • Dale Shepherd

You can get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or tweeting @LocalGovDigital.