Subscription services

What's in this guide?

2. RSS (Really Simple Syndication)

We have added RSS feeds to our website to provide an easy way for you to keep updated automatically on the latest news and information on services from Stockport Council.

Instead of you having to go to specific pages to see if new content is available, you can use RSS feeds to get them to tell you every time there is something new.

Where appropriate we have also linked our RSS feeds to our email alert service so you can keep up-to-date via your email account. RSS takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by showing you the very latest information that you are interested in.

At present we have three RSS feeds;

Stockport Council News - links to the latest new releases from the Council.

Events in Stockport - links to our main events calendar displaying the latest events uploaded to the calendar.

How can I make use of RSS?

In general you need to get hold of a program called a News Reader. This displays RSS information feeds from your chosen websites on your computer. All you then have to do is choose which RSS feeds you want.

There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer.

Most commonly used web browsers automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a website and display an icon when they find one. This helps make subscribing to feeds much easier.

Visit the web browser websites for more information;

Some mobile phones including smart phones also have the facility to subscribe to RSS feeds via tools or apps.

Using Stockport Council RSS feeds on your site

If you run your own website, you can display the latest news from other websites on your own site using RSS.

We encourage the use of Stockport Council RSS feeds as part of a website, however, we do require that attribution is used when Stockport Council News content appears. The attribution text should read "Stockport Council News" or "www.stockport.gov.uk" as appropriate. You may not use the Stockport Council logo.

If you have any questions regarding the RSS feeds from this website, please email webcontent@stockport.gov.uk.