Internal blog post
Planned website outage – 5 to 7 July

We've made some substantial improvements to the website over the last 6 months, and the next one will be undertaken between 0700 on Friday 5 July and 2000 on Sunday 7th July.

When it is finished, you will notice....absolutely nothing different!  But we will have a much more resilient storage system which will improve page load times, reduce the risk of the sort of outages we saw at Easter and reduce our costs.  For anyone who is interested, we are migrating our media storage to Amazon Web Services S3.

We hope that disruption during the change will be minimal, but:

  • Content added during this period is at risk of being lost, and
  • If you see somersetting behaving oddly after Sunday 7th, please let me know