Not the most enticing of titles, possibly, but Stratford-on-Avon Council have launched a neat new service allowing people to easily look up when their bins should be collected (strikes permitting, of course) without the need for scanning long tables of towns, roads and dates. They announced it on their twitter feed.
You simple tell the system whereabouts in the district you live, and it tells you when your waste is collected. Easy.
7 thoughts on “Stratford Bin Calendar”
Firstly, the stratford.gov.uk needs the www in front.
Close but no cookie.
Thanks for the www tip – have updated the link (why do some sites need it and others not?). Am guessing folk who have js turned off do so for security reasons? Or are there other accessibility issues?
Sites need the www in the name when they’ve not got the address of the domain set to their webserver, sometimes because they use the domain address for something else or usually they just aren’t aware that people will try it. (There used to be some problem with broken email servers getting confused and sending emails to the wrong place, but I hope they’ve all died by now.) You should always have one main address for your site and redirect others to it, to avoid double-indexing and so on. http://www.davepress.net redirects to davepress.net, for example.
Finally, what’s loval governmet? (see tags 😉 )
Thanks for that, MJ, useful and interesting stuff.
Loval government? Why, it’s because I love all government, of course!
This App was actually built in house by our development team alongside myself as the Web Developer for the front end.
cheers for the comments as usual!
Simon, thanks for stopping by and commenting! It’s really great what you guys are up to in Stratford.
No worries, it’s nice to know our work isn’t going un-noticed.
The bin collections pages have been really successful since we launched about 10 days ago. About 4,000 page views already.
The biggest challenge is getting residents involved, especially with things like Twitter.
But, it’s still in its infancy, and over the next few months we’ll have more tight integration with other API tools to make our public engagement with our website a more pleasant experience!
A long want list…. just trying to roll it all out!