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
August 201599.96%
July 201599.99%
June 201598.45%
May 201599.99%
April 201599.94%
March 2015100.00%
February 2015100.00%
January 201599.83%
December 2014100.00%
November 201497.78%
October 201499.98%
September 201499.84%

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
October 2015910,690130,305
September 2015926,202122,300
August 2015928,231123,968
July 20151,068,124145,509
June 2015924,066116,035
May 20151,170,636138,038
April 2015997,589123,697
March 2015991,762120,072
February 2015912,963112,308
January 20151,301,332146,665
December 2014641,21492,074
November 2014750,274102,482

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: 19/11/2015