The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Now Uses LocalGov Drupal

In yet another LocGov Drupal implementation, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) moved to LocalGov Drupal.

LBBD had recently undertaken a big migration from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. And now the council had its eye on two things: future-proofing the website and ensuring that it could evolve continuously in line with best practices and new technological advances.

Although LBBD’s website was running on Drupal 8, and thus was fairly modern, the council wanted to bring it into the LocalGov Drupal fold. 

Because LGD works on a "build to share" principle, many common problems have already been solved by other councils.

By joining the LGD project, LBBD gained access to shared knowledge and best practices, which were developed based on council-specific research that had previously been conducted. 

Not only does LGD run on an open-source platform (Drupal), all the features that are added are also free. This saves the council money in the long term and would allow the website's content team to add new features as they are rolled out.

Annertech’s partner, Invuse, conducted the discovery and research phase of the project. Their remit was ensure that website would be more engaging and that all users could get the information they needed in an intuitive way.

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