Test results for Events - find council ones

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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CouncilNavigationA-ZGoogleSite searchScoreTestsImportance
Barnet CouncilGave upVery easyEasy80
Birmingham City CouncilGave upVery easyVery easy123
Birmingham City CouncilGave upEasyVery easy103
Birmingham City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy33
Birmingham City CouncilVery easyEasyGave up13
Blackpool CouncilGave upGave upGave up-121
Bracknell Forest CouncilGave upDifficultDifficult-43
Brent CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy83
Bristol City CouncilGave upVery easyEasy103
Carlisle City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy153
Carlisle City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
Cheshire East CouncilVery easyVery easyEasy163
Cheshire East CouncilVery easyVery easyEasy163
City of Edinburgh CouncilGave upGave upGave up-125
Corby Borough CouncilVery easyVery easyDifficult-20
Coventry City CouncilDifficultVery easyVery easy165
Coventry City CouncilEasyEasyDifficult83
Coventry City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
Dumfries and Galloway CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy53
Durham County CouncilGave upEasyVery easy63
Harrow CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy23
Harrow CouncilVery easyDifficultDifficult35
Liverpool City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
London Borough of LewishamEasyEasyDifficult81
Manchester City CouncilVery easyEasyEasy73
Newcastle City CouncilVery easyVery easyEasy183
Nottingham City CouncilEasyVery easyEasy125
Plymouth City CouncilVery easyVery easyEasy53
Royal Borough of Kensington and ChelseaVery easyVery easyEasy40
South Tyneside CouncilVery easyVery easyDifficult63
Surrey County CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy201
Tamworth Borough CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy13
Wandsworth CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy33
West Berkshire CouncilVery easyEasyVery easy113
West Lindsey District Council

Specific comments made about this task

Birmingham City Council - 2013-12-02
A-Z entry points to old empty search page

Birmingham City Council - 2017-01-12
It's easy to find the events section, but finding events I might be interested in is terrible - there's no categorisation by event type, and most of the events listed are ongoing activities like martial arts classes, rather than individual events on specific dates. The link from the home page could very easily be missed.

Blackpool Council - 2014-02-25
The overall feel of the website is good however I couldn't find any information relating to events held by the authority.

Bracknell Forest Council - 2014-03-18
There are events scattered around, but no central place to find information

Brent Council - 2014-05-22
It would be useful to have a search tool specific to the page using any key words to find an event if you don't know the date

Bristol City Council - 2013-12-16
A-Z listing for E doesn't have an entry for the 'event finder' page, only 'events for under 5s'.

Coventry City Council - 2014-02-04
The navigation using the homepage was quite difficult because the task could have been in a couple of options like the 'Sports and Leisure' section but it was in the 'Parking, Travel and streets' section. The A-Z results were quite easy because in the C section, Cycling was there. In the Internal Search Result, there were alot of options which made me confused and also quite a few of these were 'Adobe Acrobat' files. On Google, it was quite easy because it came up with the page straight away.

Dumfries and Galloway Council - 2015-08-18
neat little calender off from the homepage

Durham County Council - 2018-11-21
From the home page I went to News & Events. there was no event search. I tried Festival and Event news and found some news stories about events. Eventually I clicked on 'This is Durham' and it took me to a nice local tourism site that had a good search for events. Looked in A-Z under E for events and W for What's on.

Harrow Council - 2013-12-17
Poor events provision; typing 'what's on' into search gives poor results

London Borough of Lewisham - 2014-05-08
The actual search itself is too unspecific - was I looking for arts or a compost workshop? There was some sort of problem when I clicked on the top result from the internal search as I just went to the home page.

Manchester City Council - 2013-12-04
Right at the bottom of a very long home page.

South Tyneside Council - 2016-07-21
There were a number of pages called What's on in the internal search results, which showed slightly different things, so I wouldn't have known which was the definitive one.

West Berkshire Council - 2014-02-06
The front page does not specify 'Events'. Rather you get to the page by clicking 'Find something to do'. Which doesn't stand out to people who know what section they want to find.

West Lindsey District Council - 2014-02-26
Council events are shown on the news feed however the visibility of this will depend on the volume of news. There is a calendar but this doesn't show the events detailed in the news feed!! It also shows a lot of information when clicked. The google search takes you too the home page.