We are ready to switch off our old website

In April we switched on our new website and in mid-September we will switch off our old website.

Since January we have moved over 2,000 pages from the old website to the new website. Before we started, we carried out a content audit to make sure that nothing important has been missed.

We are happy that all critical content has now been moved, so it is time to say goodbye to the old website.

What does this mean for you?

If you are already using our new website then you do not need to do anything different.

If you are still using our old website, then why not try the new one?

This is what the old website looks like:

Old website screenshot
Old Bradford Council website

And this is the new one:

New website screenshot
New Bradford Council website

If you are not sure which website you have been using, there is also a clue in the website address. If the address begins with legacy.bradford.gov.uk or www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc
then you are still on our old website.

Linking to http://www.bradford.gov.uk

If you use links to the old website, after mid-September the links may not work. You will need to start using new links. The easiest way to find the correct new link for a page is to use the website search on our new website.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our new website, please use the ‘Rate this page’ form which you will find on almost every page of our website.

Links from search engines

Some search engines may still have links to our old website, and these links won’t work after mid-September. We hope that these old search results won’t hang around for very long. We have submitted new sitemaps to some search engines and removed old links where we can. But not all search engines work the same way, and some old links may still linger until the old website is switched off.

What will we do next with the new website?

We have been grateful for all the feedback people have sent us so far about the new website. We will continue to make changes to improve your experience of using it.

Please carry on using the ‘Rate this page’ option to let us know how you are getting on.

Switching off the old website is not the end of the story, just the beginning of the next chapter.

By Helen Valentine

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