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
January 201795.89%
December 201699.77%
November 201699.91%
October 201699.93%
September 201699.56%
August 201699.91%
July 201699.91%
June 201699.92%
May 201699.99%
April 201699.99%
March 201699.96%
February 2016100.00%

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
January 20171,119,238137,648
December 2016743,925110,154
November 2016863,957122,367
October 2016610,57193,210
September 2016968,445121,231
August 20161,063,524127,963
July 2016890,388118,851
June 2016828,579113,773
May 20161,019,730130,139
April 2016956,458123,217
March 20161,135,245140,395
February 2016918,164117,056

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: 01/02/2017