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.

Month Percentage uptime
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%
April 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 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:

Month Page views Users
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
April 2016 956,458 123,217
March 2016 1,135,245 140,395
February 2016 918,164 117,056

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