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
July 2018 99.92%
June 2018 99.77%
May 2018 100.00%
April 2018 100.00%
March 2018 99.92%
February 2018 99.99%
January 2018 100.00%
December 2017 99.97%
November 2017 99.97%
October 2017 99.96%
September 2017 99.99%
August 2017 99.91%
July 2017 100.00%

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
July 2018 897,659 134,915
June 2018 989,830 143,228
May 2018 1,263,126 173,100
April 2018 1,269,622 165,684
March 2018 1,802,829 207,412
February 2018 1,587,119 193,809
January 2018 1,456,606 177,207
December 2017 1,081,451 137,808
November 2017 1,138,713 142,513
October 2017 1,077,284 151,275
September 2017 950,585 134,931
August 2017 936,498 131,118
July 2017 897,169 126,108

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: 12/06/2018