A beta version of London.gov.uk, the website serving the Mayor of London and the London Assembly, has been officially released to the public.

Developed by CTI Digital, the website aims to help Londoners understand the work carried out by City Hall, while acting as the first point of contact for members of the public looking to connect with the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

The home page of the new beta site

The home page of the new beta site

The new Drupal platform – described as a work in progress by CTI –┬áis now available as a public beta for anyone to browse and provide feedback.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said: “It is absolutely vital that we keep Londoners informed about the big decisions that will affect them.

“Our modernised website will allow us to communicate, in a clearer way, what improvements are being made to the city, how public money is being spent and how Londoners can get involved. I would like to urge Londoners to test out the work-in-progress designs so we can produce the best and most engaging website possible.”

Nick Rhind, CEO at CTI Digital, added: “Our agile delivery process has allowed us to test and improve the website continually throughout development. Now we are in the public beta we can ensure that the final design fully accommodates the needs of both Londoners and City Hall.

“Since embarking on the development of the london.gov.uk website, the Greater London Authority has commissioned us to work on several additional projects and we look forward to continuing to support the organisation beyond the launch of its new website.”