Website performance

Site status monitor

We use an independent site monitoring service provided by NCC Group to ensure our website is performing satisfactorily.

Month Percentage uptime
April 2017 100.00%
March 2017 99.00%
February 2017 99.92%
January 2017 95.89%
December 2016 99.77%
November 2016 99.91%
October 2016 99.93%
September 2016 99.56%
August 2016 99.91%
July 2016 99.91%
June 2016 99.92%
May 2016 99.99%

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 website has to be offline longer, we will give advanced notice on the homepage, if possible.

You can find out more about how these figures were generated at NCC Group|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:

Month Page views Users
April 2017 916,449 128,432
March 2017 1,038,953 130,418
February 2017 915,135 122,814
January 2017 1,119,238 137,648
December 2016 743,925 110,154
November 2016 863,957 122,367
October 2016 610,571 93,210
September 2016 968,445 121,231
August 2016 1,063,524 127,963
July 2016 890,388 118,851
June 2016 828,579 113,773
May 2016 1,019,730 130,139

Link checking

We check links daily to ensure that they are in working order. Our aim is for zero broken links for those within our direct control. We cannot control external sites, who's pages may be temporarily 'down'.

If you find a link that does not work, please let us know: Website feedback.

Last Updated: 18/07/2017