Test results for Council meeting - read the last full council minutes

Here is the table of test results for this task. The score on each row is out of a possible total of 20, and the importance column is a rating of 1-5 according to how important testers considered being able to complete this task was. Test this council?

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CouncilNavigationA-ZGoogleSite searchScoreTestsImportance
Aberdeen City CouncilVery easyEasyUntested133
Birmingham City CouncilGave upGave upGave up-125
Birmingham City CouncilUntestedUntestedUntested-33
Birmingham City CouncilUntestedGave upGave up-95
Bracknell Forest Council
Brent CouncilUntestedUntestedDifficult43
Brent Council
Cheshire East CouncilUntestedVery easyDifficult113
Cheshire East CouncilGave upGave upGave up-123
Cheshire East CouncilEasyEasyDifficult123
Copeland Borough CouncilUntestedGave upGave up-95
Corby Borough CouncilUntestedUntestedUntested50
Coventry City CouncilVery easyEasyVery easy185
Dumfries and Galloway CouncilUntestedUntestedUntested53
Gateshead CouncilUntestedUntestedUntested33
Great Yarmouth Borough CouncilDifficultEasyDifficult83
Hampshire County CouncilGave upUntestedDifficult-13
Leeds City Council
Liverpool City CouncilEasyEasyEasy123
London Borough of BexleyUntestedUntestedUntested33
London Borough of LewishamVery easyVery easyVery easy200
London Borough of Waltham ForestEasyEasyEasy103
Manchester City CouncilUntestedDifficultDifficult35
Manchester City CouncilUntestedVery easyDifficult113
Newcastle City CouncilEasyEasyEasy123
Oxford City CouncilVery easyVery easyEasy185
Ryedale District CouncilEasyVery easyDifficult143
Stockport Metropolitan Borough CouncilUntestedUntestedUntested11
Wandsworth CouncilUntestedUntestedUntested11
Wycombe District CouncilEasyVery easyEasy141

Specific comments made about this task

Birmingham City Council
'Democracy in Birmingham' site search and navigation generally poor; at least the last two full council meetings had agenda documents, but no minutes. The Democracy in Birmingham site itself was at least reasonably easy to find.

Birmingham City Council
Getting to a part of the site which said it contained minutes was easy, but then when I came to the lists of committees and their meetings I couldn't find the minutes of them

Birmingham City Council
I get to a page called CMIS - Committee Management Information System, which I assume is the place, but from the very, very, very long introductory text on the page it appears you have to register in order to access any minutes. This is outrageous.

Bracknell Forest Council
It is quite complicated to navigate through modern.gov to find them

Brent Council
Nothing clearly mentioned on Brent council web page about council meeting, but google search showed chronological laid out Brent council webpage for all types of metings Future/past and agenda, and minutes.

Cheshire East Council
I could not find the page to view the minutes of the last meeting using the search field on the Cheshire East Website but the navigation from the homepage was easy to use.

Copeland Borough Council
This is unbelievable and outrageous how difficult this task was to complete!

Liverpool City Council
I found the latest meeting minutes easily and very current. the meeting I searched for had minutes published from a meeting the previous evening.

London Borough of Bexley
Rating probably somewhere between easy and difficult, took over 5 minutes and several clicks

Manchester City Council
Was easy to get to the main meetings page from the home page, but the navigation from there became difficult as the page became a list of meetings over a year in advance, having to scroll down to get to 'the last' meeting which didn't have any minutes, and the list below that was incomplete.

Manchester City Council
This would be slightly better if it highlighted the last meeting more obviously. Main navigation is brilliant and easy. Internal search less so, it takes you to the video of the last meeting very well but there is no breadcrumb to try and easily view a different meeting's video/papers.

Newcastle City Council
The process is not very easy because it takes you out to an older part of the site which is styled differently and is not as readable.

Oxford City Council
The fact of meeting minutes being viewable as web pages rather than having to download a .pdf file is a bonus.

Ryedale District Council
The internal search results returned 'minutes, agendas and report' as item 8 on the list. The preceding results were returned as they contained 'council'. Adjusting the search to 'exact phrase' did not return any reference to the minutes. Using the search term 'minutes of meetings' returned the link to the minutes in position 4.

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Took about five clicks then you are faced with a long list of different committee papers to choose from.