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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CouncilNavigationA-ZGoogleSite searchScoreTestsImportance
Aberdeen City CouncilVery easyEasyVery easy133
Birmingham City CouncilGave upGave upGave up-125
Birmingham City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy-33
Birmingham City CouncilVery easyGave upGave up-95
Birmingham City CouncilVery easyGave upGave up-53
Bracknell Forest Council
Brent CouncilVery easyVery easyDifficult43
Brent Council
Cheshire East CouncilVery easyVery easyDifficult113
Cheshire East CouncilGave upGave upGave up-123
Cheshire East CouncilEasyEasyDifficult123
Copeland Borough CouncilVery easyGave upGave up-95
Corby Borough CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy50
Coventry City CouncilVery easyEasyVery easy185
Dumfries and Galloway CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy53
Gateshead CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy33
Great Yarmouth Borough CouncilDifficultEasyDifficult83
Hampshire County CouncilGave upVery easyDifficult-13
Leeds City Council
Liverpool City CouncilEasyEasyEasy123
London Borough of BexleyVery easyVery easyVery easy33
London Borough of LewishamVery easyVery easyVery easy200
London Borough of Waltham ForestEasyEasyEasy103
Manchester City CouncilVery easyDifficultDifficult35
Manchester City CouncilVery easyVery easyDifficult113
Newcastle City CouncilEasyEasyEasy123
Oxford City CouncilVery easyVery easyEasy185
Plymouth City CouncilVery easyEasyEasy113
Ryedale District CouncilEasyVery easyDifficult143
Stockport Metropolitan Borough CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy11
Wandsworth CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy11
Wycombe District CouncilEasyVery easyEasy141

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.