Navigation, Content & Media

Information about the Council's website structure and how information is presented.

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Site Navigation

The homepage can be accessed from any page using the breadcrumb trail or the homepage link at the top of the page. The left-hand or mobile menu is the easiest way to move around the individual sections of the site.

When you enter one of the main sections of the site, the left-hand or mobile menu will change to show you its contents.  If there is a lot of information on a page and in the process of scrolling down you lose sight of the menus, then you can use the link to return to the top of the page.

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External Website Links

We provide a number of links to external sites. If you have problems using these sites, you should contact their webmaster to report the fault. We hold no responsibility for the content of these sites, and while we do our utmost to ensure that all our links take you to live sites, occasionally you may find that a link does not work. If this happens, please let us know.

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Non-HTML Documents

We use:

  • Adobe Acrobat (PDF) (Displaying documents)

  • Microsoft Word (Word) (Displaying documents)

  • Microsoft Excel (Display statistical data)

These documents are only used when supporting other information related to the page. 

If you do not have software to view these files you can download free reading software online

Where possible we will aim to make our documents as accessible as possible. Unfortunately we can't guarantee this with all of our documents and where the documents are provided by an external 3rd party we hold no control over these documents.

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Broxtowe Maps

Unfortunately Broxtowe Maps is a mapping facility that we don't have full access over in relation to how it displays. We have tried to make this as accessible as possible but understand there may be limitations for some users, though we have no control over this.

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We may embed videos into our web pages, however we may provide an offsite link where videos are relevant and these are hosted by 3rd party sites. We do include a transcript where possible but unfortunately as we do not have full control over these videos we understand that some of the features may not be fully accessible.

Controls - YouTube Videos (Using Tab Key Order)

  1. Play / Pause button

  2. Seek bar

  3. Volume

  4. Resolution

  5. Captions

  6. Shrink

  7. Expand

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Website Structure


For information on Accessibility for Broxtowe Borough Council's website, please visit our Accessibility page.


A hidden menu has been placed at the beginning of each page to allow screen reader users to link to the main areas of the page.

A link has also been provided on each page to provide easy access to this information on accessibility.

Headings and navigation menus

HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles etc.

Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.


All images used in this site include descriptive alt tag attributes.


We have taken care to ensure that the site's font and background colour combinations contrast significantly and are effective in ensuring information is still clear when viewed in different colour combinations.

If you wish to override the site's colours, you can do this either by using the buttons above or by changing your browser settings to your own preference.

Font size

The font used on our site can be changed in size. You can do this either on our Accessibility page or by changing your browser settings to your own preference.

Style Sheets

This site uses cascading style sheets for all visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the use of structured semantic mark up ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.


All data tables have header cells, to allow screen readers to render them intelligently. Table summaries are used.

We have, wherever possible avoided using tables for layout purposes.

Forms and fields

All forms fields should follow a logical tab sequence to ensure easy navigation.

Most form fields also have 'label' and 'id' attributes to explicitly associate the form field with its label to allow for easy entry of data.


The use of JavaScript has been kept to an absolute minimum.

If you are trying to view maps on Broxtowe Borough Council website then you will need to enable JavaScript to see the content of the map.

In most cases, unless you have turned Javascript off, it should be running by default. For help turning JavaScript on or off please visit the offsite links to the right hand side. If you do not see your browser there then please visit the suppliers website for help.


All links should be written to make sense when taken out of context.

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If you have any issues navigating or using this website, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our Web Team or fill out a website feedback form (Opens in a New Window).

Web Team
tel: 0115 917 3684