Web site performance

Site status monitor

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

MonthPercentage uptime
November 201497.78%
October 201499.98%
September 201499.84%
August 201499.60%
July 201499.22%
June 201499.94%
May 201499.51%
April 2014100%
March 201499.91%
February 201499.80%
January 201499.46%
December 201399.76%

We intend that this service should be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, occasionally it may be unavailable for short periods to allow maintenance to take place. Our aim is to exceed 97% availability across a four week running average. If the web site has to be taken offline for longer periods we will try to ensure that advanced notice is given on the home page.

You can find out more about how these figures were generated at Site Confidence|External link.

Page views and visitor numbers

Each month the Council analyses the usage of this web site. The software system used to provide this analysis is Google Analytics. Results for recent monitored periods are as follows:

MonthPage viewsUsers
November 2014750,274102,482
October 2014895,292117,754
September 2014889,160114,273
August 2014873,074115,630
July 2014914,670127,321
June 2014901,496122,864
May 20141,075,563133,521
April 20141,062,135133,958
March 20141,095,657133,228
February 20141,046,520126,979
January 20141,174,179142,741
December 2013709,77699,859

Link checking

We use our own link checking service to ensure that all the links on our site are maintained in working order. Our aim is for zero broken links for those within our direct control (for instance, an external site may be temporarily 'down' due to technical reasons of its own).

If you find a link that doesn't work please let us know: Web site feedback.

Last Updated: 01/12/2014