Allerdalecompare.com

allerdalecompare.comAllerdalecompare.com was a web-based campaign that aimed to demonstrate to Allerdale residents that Allerdale Borough Council represents value for money.

The campaign was developed following public consultation. It raised awareness that Allerdale Borough Council’s council tax is the lowest set by a district council in Cumbria and showed how fees and charges compare with those of the other district councils in the county.

Comparison of Council tax (as at 1 April 2013):

Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H
Allerdale Borough Council £100.78 £117.58 £134.37  £151.17  £184.76  £218.36  £251.95  £302.34
Barrow Borough Council £141.93 £165.58 £189.24 £212.89 £260.20 £307.51 £354.82 £425.78
Carlisle City Council £128.95 £150.45 £171.94 £193.43 £236.41 £279.40 £322.38 £386.86
Copeland Borough Council £122.46 £142.84 £163.28 £183.69 £224.51 £265.33 £306.15 £367.38
Eden District Council £112.66 £131.43 £150.21 £168.98 £206.53 £244.08 £281.64 £337.96
South Lakeland District Council £117.09 £136.60 £156.12 £175.63 £214.66 £253.69 £292.72 £351.26
Cumbria Police Authority £136.44 £159.18 £181.92 £204.66 £250.14 £295.62 £341.10 £409.32
Cumbria County Council £774.33 £903.39 £1,032.44 £1,161.50 £1,419.61 £1,677.72 £1,935.83 £2,323.00

More information about council tax and fees and charges is available.

A survey was undertaken in autumn 2010 to evaluate the success of allerdalecompare.com. The results showed:

  • 30% of those surveyed had heard of allerdalecompare.com; of these 35% had visited the website and 65% said the website influenced their opinion of Allerdale Borough Council in a positive way
  • 61% agreed or strongly agreed that Allerdale Borough Council provides value for money
  • 72% were satisfied or very satisfied with the way Allerdale Borough Council runs things.

Allerdalecompare.com featured in the Audit Commission’s discussion paper ‘The truth is out there’ (published March 2010), as an example of how the Council was "using technology to deliver greater transparency in terms of local charges." The campaign was also shortlisted in the Digital and Social Media category of the LGCommunications Reputation Awards 2010.


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