Arun District Council is the local authority for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton providing services to 150,000 people in West Sussex. The district contains a large tourism sector, attracting visitors to the South Downs in the north, and the beaches of Bognor Regis and Littlehampton in the south. 

Many Local Authorities are being asked to deliver websites that meet the GOV.UK Design System guidelines, which were inspired by the team that developed the GOV.UK website. Arun District Council wanted to be ahead of the trend and re-design their website using these standards – and VerseOne are happy to support projects of this nature.  

The Arun and VerseOne Team collaborated to produce a design and styling to both meet these guidelines and provide a consistent user experience. By utilising VerseOne CMS they could re-purpose their content within their existing website, saving project effort with content creation and capture. – which gave the team extra time to construct the revised navigation of their content and extra time to ensure content is up to date and relevant.  

Thank you all at VerseOne

As you know as part of the new website re-design and content rewrite we have always said making sure the site is accessible to as many people as possible was important. 

We recently commissioned a re-audit of the website following the changes we have made, this audit tests for technical and objective errors. The results are in and the site is now ‘completely error free’ and the feedback from the independent auditors was that this was very rare. 

Thank you all at VerseOne for supporting us in getting to that position. 

- Paul Symes - Head of Technology & Digital

The Challenge

Local Authorities are being asked to use the GOV.UK Design Service guidelines for consistency and to make all sites familiar in user experience, Arun District Council are one of the first councils act on this initiative.

The Solution

VerseOne worked with the Design Team at Arun to support their revised aesthetics and to make it easy for their communications team to apply a consistent look and feel to the pages in their new website.

Arun District Council has been a valued VerseOne customer for 10 years, and VerseOne were keen to go the extra mile to deliver a site that meets the GOV.UK Design Service guidelines.

A new website built on VerseOne’s DXP.

Next Steps

The Arun Distruct Council team are extremely pleased with the result. 

Arun also wanted to improve the accessibility of the website for its users and this is an ongoing task. Once the webste was launched Arun commissioned an audit which returned a 'completely error free' result. We will continue to work with Arun to kake sure that the website is accessible to all users.


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