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.
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|Aberdeen City Council||Very easy||Very easy||Easy||Very easy||13||3|
|Birmingham City Council||Gave up||Gave up||Gave up||Gave up||-12||5|
|Birmingham City Council||Gave up||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||-3||3|
|Birmingham City Council||Gave up||Very easy||Gave up||Gave up||-9||5|
|Birmingham City Council||Difficult||Very easy||Gave up||Gave up||-5||3|
|Bracknell Forest Council||Untested|
|Brent Council||Easy||Very easy||Very easy||Difficult||4||3|
|Cheshire East Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Difficult||11||3|
|Cheshire East Council||Gave up||Gave up||Gave up||Gave up||-12||3|
|Cheshire East Council||Very easy||Easy||Easy||Difficult||12||3|
|Copeland Borough Council||Gave up||Very easy||Gave up||Gave up||-9||5|
|Corby Borough Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||5||0|
|Coventry City Council||Very easy||Very easy||Easy||Very easy||18||5|
|Dumfries and Galloway Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||5||3|
|Gateshead Council||Easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||3||3|
|Great Yarmouth Borough Council||Easy||Difficult||Easy||Difficult||8||3|
|Hampshire County Council||Difficult||Gave up||Very easy||Difficult||-1||3|
|Leeds City Council||Untested|
|Liverpool City Council||Easy||Easy||Easy||Easy||12||3|
|London Borough of Bexley||Easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||3||3|
|London Borough of Lewisham||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||20||0|
|London Borough of Waltham Forest||Difficult||Easy||Easy||Easy||10||3|
|Manchester City Council||Difficult||Very easy||Difficult||Difficult||3||5|
|Manchester City Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Difficult||11||3|
|Newcastle City Council||Easy||Easy||Easy||Easy||12||3|
|Oxford City Council||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||Easy||18||5|
|Plymouth City Council||Very easy||Very easy||Easy||Easy||11||3|
|Ryedale District Council||Very easy||Easy||Very easy||Difficult||14||3|
|Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council||Difficult||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||1||1|
|Wandsworth Council||Difficult||Very easy||Very easy||Very easy||1||1|
|Wycombe District Council||Easy||Easy||Very easy||Easy||14||1|
Specific comments made about this task
Birmingham City Council - 2013-12-18
'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 - 2016-07-14
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 - 2017-01-11
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.
Birmingham City Council - 2019-10-10
That was very confusing. I found the committee section of the website very easily, but got lost from here onward. I didn't understand what the icons were for, so mostly ignored them to start off with.
Bracknell Forest Council - 2014-03-17
It is quite complicated to navigate through modern.gov to find them
Brent Council - 2014-08-17
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 - 2014-10-28
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 - 2014-02-13
This is unbelievable and outrageous how difficult this task was to complete!
Liverpool City Council - 2015-01-13
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 - 2014-02-08
Rating probably somewhere between easy and difficult, took over 5 minutes and several clicks
Manchester City Council - 2013-12-20
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 - 2014-02-13
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 - 2015-01-15
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 - 2013-12-05
The fact of meeting minutes being viewable as web pages rather than having to download a .pdf file is a bonus.
Ryedale District Council - 2016-06-29
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 - 2015-02-11
Took about five clicks then you are faced with a long list of different committee papers to choose from.