Council’s website earns top ranking

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A COMMUNITY website has won a national accolade as one of the top user-friendly local authority sites in the country.

The South Tyneside Council site,, has attained the highest possible four-star ranking by the Society of Information Technology Management.

South Tyneside has achieved a place in the top 20 of national council websites, and is the only one website in the North East to be awarded the maximum rating.

It was commended for many excellent features including the A-Z of services, planning pages, the school holidays calendar, local information and the overall design of the site.