Better connected awards & party



Final results for Better Connected 2016/17 for all 416 UK councils will be announced in early May. Each will know whether they have scored the top 4* ranking or whether they have to settle for 3, 2, or 1 stars only.

The Better Connected Awards will be announced at an informal ceremony on the evening of 28 June. This is an opportunity to give out prizes for the best performing sites in a range of different categories including best council(s) for the online services in: 

  • Business
  • Council Tax
  • Highways
  • Housing
  • Leisure
  • Libraries
  • Parking
  • Planning and building control
  • Rubbish & recycling
  • Social care 

Best sites for: 

  • Access from mobiles
  • Search, navigation & A-Z
  • Accessibility for people with disabilities 

Best sites by: 

  • County council
  • Shire district
  • Metropolitan district
  • English unitary
  • London borough
  • Welsh unitary
  • Scottish unitary
  • Northern Ireland district

After the prizes, the celebration !

Birmingham’s legendary street food, drinks, and a band, in our venue’s cool canalside setting.


Latest Content

Articles, podcasts and video from Boilerhouse owned or managed titles and platforms including The Information Daily, Public Service Digital, PSD Exchange and Better Connected.


Public Service Digital
16 March 2017
New rules to raise housing standards present challenges and opportunities for HMO landlords and local authorities

England’s private rented sector comprises 4.4 million households around half a million of these... read more


The Information Daily
15 March 2017
Warwickshire turns libraries into ‘council’s front door’

This summer, Stratford-upon-Avon’s public library will re-open with a new service: it will be th... read more


The Information Daily
5 March 2017
Central Manchester bag clinical waste savings and feed breakfast to cyclists

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust highlights a raft of activities where sav... read more


The Information Daily
28 February 2017
State Pension age will need to rise above 70 to make pensions triple lock sustainable

Keeping the the triple lock - the system which ensures that the State Pension goes up each year by pri... read more