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Bourn Parish Council

Crafting a modern, community platform for one of the most historic parishes in Cambridgeshire.

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bourn.org.uk

The Mission:

As locals to Bourn, we’re aware of the great work that the local councillors do in the area. They approached us in 2018 with a view to designing and developing a new website to keep people in the village and surrounding areas up-to-date with what goes on in this thriving community. Since then, we’ve helped to design, create, and further expand the website into a dynamic source of information and reference to people in the village.

Services

Website design
Wordpress development
Email systems
Ongoing support
Drone photography
Photography

Technologies

Custom WordPress theme
Event management system
Custom site filing system
Email system configuration

“Our Parish Council website was beginning to look very stale after nearly ten years. We needed to completely rethink the whole thing as, unlike many websites, ours had to be able to cope with a considerable amount of information and records which had to be available in a user-friendly form for the local community and the general public to be able to access.

Once we had explained what we were looking for, they went about setting a very professional website, successfully incorporating all our specific requirements. Regular meetings enabled us to follow the process. A really collaborative effort with great suggestions coming from both sides. They came up with ideas we hadn’t thought of, and there’s always a cheerful voice at the end of the phone when we have a question.

The final result is an easy-to-use website we are really happy with and, judging by the amount of traffic, a hit with the residents we were aiming at.”

Les Rolfe, Bourn Parish Council

Centralising Community

A key function of the website, aside from providing a home for the Parish Council, was to offer a centralised location for communities, clubs, and events within the village. Communities were given a page each on the website, with space to share information about the goings-on at the club, and enrolment, as well as optimised Social Media sharing functionality.

 

We also created a space for Village Guides to be compiled, providing a hub of information to people moving to the area, or locals to Bourn, covering information such as local schools, local walks, and village history.