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
April 201699.99%
March 201699.96%
February 2016100.00%
January 201699.83%
December 201599.94%
November 201599.60%
October 201599.97%
September 201599.78%
August 201599.96%
July 201599.99%
June 201598.45%
May 201599.99%

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
April 2016956,458123,217
March 20161,135,245140,395
February 2016918,164117,056
January 20161,074,705133,043
December 2015747,395112,910
November 2015747,170114,213
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

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.

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Last Updated: 09/05/2016