REAL DIGITAL COUNCIL OF THE YEAR AWARD
SALFORD CITY COUNCIL
Ladies and gentlemen, this year Salford Council won the Digital Leaders Council of the Year Award for its, er, digital prowess. Now get the Salford Star Mary Burns Award for the Real Digital Council of the Year...given out for, er, the opposite of digital prowess.
Yes, Salford City Council splashed £180,000 of Andy Burnham's Greater Manchester Transformation Fund on a website called My City Salford, described as a "21st century digital neighbourhood", and a "groundbreaking citizen-centric project"...
The contract for the site's development was handed to The Landing, a private company owned by Salford Council, and the result was...underwhelming in the extreme.
The site, half of which is out of date and derelict, was launched in October 2017 and a year later, in September 2018, had just 1,738 unique users, or an average of just 58 people per day looking at it, a Salford Star Freedom of Information request revealed (see here).
Together with another website called My City Health, developed at a cost of £118,000 of public money, almost £300,000 has been splashed on websites that have not exactly set the digital world on fire.
So, ladies and gentlemen, ask 'What the 'ell were the judges of the Digital Leaders Council of the Year Award thinking?', and slow handclap as the social media flop wilts in the winter of its own content for the winner of the Salford Star Mary Burns Award for the Real Digital Council of the Year..
Salford City Council!!!
If someone from the Council would like to make an acceptance speech, please use the comments box below...
See Other Winners of the 2018 Salford Star Mary Burns Awards...
The Donald Trump Award For Media Dissing - Charlie Winstanley - click here
Disappearing Salford Award Urban Splash/Alliance Investments click here
Feed The Rich Award - Fred Done - click here
Universal Catastrophe Award Conservative Government click here
International Award Manchester City Council click here
Cuadrilla Award for Attempted Protest Stifling - Bellway Homes - click here
Uncle Joe Stalin Award for Open and Democratic Government - Salford City Council - click here
Grenfell Tower Memorial Award - Salford City Council, Pendleton Together and the Conservative Government - click here
Radio Ga Ga Nursery Award - Salford City Council - click here
Art Appreciation Award - Salford City Council - click here