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Try LocalGov Drupal on AWS

We've been working with LocalGov Drupal and AWS to create a free 30 day trial for local councils and public sector organisations.

There's no commitment to continue if LocalGov Drupal isn't right for you. Try it for 30 days with the option to extend by a further two months. Additionally, you can purchase support hours to optmise your demo.

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Councils we've helped connect to LocalGov Drupal

Cumbria landscape

Cumbria Council

AWS hosting for a LocalGov Drupal site

Read the Cumbria case study


Croydon Council

Connecting a council with LocalGov Drupal to save costs

Read the Croydon case study


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LocalGov Drupal features

Content types

Create pages devoted to providing information about products and services. Service landing pages, step-by-step processes (registrations and applications) and guides.



LocalGov Drupal's microsites functionality allows council content designers to create standalone sub-sites with basic design customisation.


It is a goal of LocalGov Drupal to meet or exceed WCAG 2.1 level AA for its content and functionality. The admin interface also meets or exceed level AA.

Front end

Subsites can be used to create separately themed sections, plus create news, events, multiple types of alert banner and directories

Back end

Use the revisions and history module, approvals dashboard and a variety of patterns, styles and call outs.

Design and theme

Your site can be built on top of our scalable base theme. Different LocalGov Drupal sites follow the same design patterns created using best-practice, data-driven components and GOV.UK's design system. Yours can be customised to match your brand guidelines.

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Why choose LocalGov Drupal on AWS?

We chose to host the LocalGov Drupal on AWS because it is user-friendly, flexible, secure, cost-effective, reliable, scalable and highly performant.

Plus, we’re Select AWS partners with a specialism in serving public sector organisations. Our hosting team are AWS-certified, so you're guaranteed an undisrupted experience.

Benefits of LocalGov Drupal on AWS

It's free

No vendor lock-in

Extremely secure

Support hours available

WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility compliant

Immediate access to useful features

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Why choose Code Enigma?

Award-winning hosting services

10+ years optimising local government websites

LocalGov Drupal preferred supplier

Crown Commercial Services Supplier

AWS certified and Select Partners

ISO certified management systems

Extend your trial by an additional 2 months

When your 30 day free trial ends we'll schedule a review. If you decide to continue with LocalGov Drupal, you can extend your access for a further 2 months for £295.

What's more, we'll include 5 hours of free support (usually £600) to help with areas of the system you want to get more from.

We're a preferred supplier for LocalGov Drupal. We're also part of the working group and contribute regularly.

With a support block, you get access to our team of talented developers and systems administrators, who are available to help with any problems.

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LocalGov Drupal FAQs

Is LocalGov Drupal mature enough to use?

The LocalGov Drupal teams are both extensive and experienced. They consist of back end developers, front end developers, product designers, interaction designers, content teams, content designers, user experience researchers and more.

There’s no council in the UK or in Ireland that has all those in one team. To have this level of expertise on staff would entail huge budgets that even the biggest, richest councils would not have.

Is it worth pooling resources?

LocalGov Drupal is a public asset that is based on cooperative principles and held by the people of the community. An overall framework comprising common components for all UK authorities was envisioned.

With LocalGov Drupal, councils are able to register for free and have access to the "basics" so that they may focus on developing new, undeveloped features instead of wasting money on what has already been developed and there for the taking.

Can we have a unique website design?

Some worry that all council websites will look the same if they all use the same template. In terms of design, LGD is template-driven and follows the government design system in the UK.

However, it is also a jumping-off point. The template doesn't mean all councils have to use the same method to build their websites. It's possible that councils have a legitimate desire to stand out from the crowd. There is some uniformity in terms of the user experience, but the council has enough latitude to design their own look and feel.

Does LocalGov Drupal support a headless or decoupled system?

Yes. Gatsby has been used to develop decoupled LocalGov Drupal sites.

In 2022, the team is focusing on microsites, which are independent from the main site and where a headless or decoupled front-end strategy can work – perhaps a hybrid approach or one way or the other, working from a base theme that is easy to tweak.