Proposal for Maker with Rame Parish Council

Dear Dawn,

Thank you for the opportunity to submit a proposal for your new website. We are thrilled to have the chance to work with Maker with Rame Parish Council and provide our expertise in creating your new online presence.

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. At Parish Web & Host, we understand the importance of delivering a website that not only meets your specific requirements but also aligns with the values and objectives of the Parish Council.

We believe in building long-term partnerships that are mutually beneficial, and our goal is to develop a website that serves your immediate needs and also supports your Parish Council’s future growth and objectives.

Our approach to website development encompasses cutting-edge technology and design with a focus on accessibility, security, and scalability. We understand the importance of maintaining transparency, adhering to industry best practices and following relevant regulatory guidelines. Rest assured, our team is equipped with the knowledge and expertise to create a website that meets the highest standards of quality and compliance.

Local Government Parish and Town Council Websites (WCAG) 2.1 Compliant.

For a one off payment and an annual hosting fee you will receive a stunning Parish Council website that will serve you and your community. It’s easy to keep up to date, and it’s a pleasure for visitors to explore and use. All our websites are (WCAG) 2.1 Compliant.

Parish Web and Host is a Narkedesign Limited company who has a vast experience in website design and development for over 22 years, so you can be assured of all the support you need it.

It doesn’t matter where you are in the UK, our process for coming on board is straight forward, we don’t talk jargon unless you want us to, and we’re always ready at the end of the phone if you want to speak to a real person!

When it comes to website development, navigation plays a crucial role in ensuring a seamless user experience.

Our approach to navigation design revolves around simplicity and clarity. We carefully craft menus and graphical links that are intuitive and easy to understand, ensuring that users can quickly find the information they need. By organising content into logical categories and subcategories, we help users locate relevant pages and navigate through your website with ease.

We also prioritise accessibility in our navigation design. We adhere to web accessibility standards, ensuring that individuals with disabilities can navigate your website using assistive technologies. We implement proper heading structures, provide alternative text for graphical links, and ensure keyboard accessibility, allowing all users to access and interact with your website’s navigation elements.

To create better navigation, we employ techniques such as dropdown menus, breadcrumb navigation, and search functionality. Dropdown menus provide a hierarchical view of your website’s content, allowing users to explore different sections effortlessly.

Breadcrumb navigation helps users understand their current location within the website’s hierarchy and provides a convenient way to navigate back to previous pages. Additionally, our search functionality enables users to quickly find specific information by entering relevant keywords.

By implementing these strategies, we aim to enhance the overall user experience of your website. Our goal is to create a navigation system that is both visually appealing and functional, providing visitors with a smooth and intuitive journey through your website’s pages.

News section

We recommend the integration of a dynamic news/blog into your new website, empowering your local community with up-to-date information.

Our solution will incorporate visually appealing images and engaging content, user-friendly navigation, and powerful search functionality, offering numerous benefits to your website and its users.

Visual Appeal: It is important that all your images are soured responsibly and that you have permission to use them. When we hand over your website, we provide a library of Royalty Free images, already optimised for the web. More images can be downloaded from pixabay.com 

Engaging Content: With just 4 steps to create a new post, content can be created quickly. From breaking news to local events, inspiring stories, and in-depth features, your news blog can cater to a wide range of interests. By providing valuable and relevant content, you’ll attract and retain more visitors, increasing website traffic and fostering a sense of belonging within your community.

User-Friendly Navigation: Navigating through a website should be effortless, and we will ensure that the news blog seamlessly integrates into your existing website structure. Our intuitive navigation system will enable users to explore articles, categories, and sections effortlessly. With easy-to-access menus and clear organisation, visitors will have a seamless browsing experience, enhancing their engagement and satisfaction.

Events Calendar & Booking system.

Adding events for your Village Hall, Sports & Clubs could not be easier.

The Modern Events Calendar is a great way to display all your events and if you wish to use it as a booking system then there’s the Pro version.

Modern Events Calendar, provides you with tons of features and options to create and manage your events.

Website Events Calendar for Parish Councils

Data Migration

Depending on the access provided to your current site, these are the ways we can migrate your content.

  1. If we can gain admin access then we can export your current site and import it to your new one.
  2. failing this, if we can get FTP access then we can migrate your website entirely.
  3. If the above two methods are not available then it’s down to old fashioned copy and pasting – this is the most costly in terms of time.

We allocate 2 days to create your new website, and we will add as much contents as we can in the time available. Any further work can be purchase at £35ph or £240per day, or just provide a budget. Alternatively, you can continue adding more content after your training.

Email Service

Included in your annual hosting plan, we provide you with unlimited email accounts. Each email accounts comes with 10Gb of storage

Setup your email on any device, phone, tablet, laptop…

  • Free Unlimited Mailboxes (IMAP)
  • Catch-all Address Support
  • Email Forwarders
  • Autoresponders
  • Webmail (Cloud Email)

Pricing Summary

Website creation £479

Including:

Data Migration*
FREE SSL Security Certificate (using our nameservers)
Media Library Manager
A new and agreed navigation and page structure
Admin Login

Pages will include: (not limited to)

Home
Contact
Councillors
Minutes & Agendas
News
Financial Reports
Policies Documents
Planning
Useful Links
Accessibility Statement
GDPR Statement

Website Hosting £225pa

Including:

Unlimited Storage
Unlimited Email Accounts
Webmail
Malware security
Website Updates
Free Training
Free Support

Website Options

Add Events Calendar / What’s on – £100
For a one off fee, we will add an events calendar to your website, and add the first 4 events for you. These could be activities at the village or town hall, or external events.

Domain Management (optional)

maker-with-rame-pc.gov.uk (£120pa billed every two years)

If you wish to transfer your domain to us, you will only be billed on it’s current renewal date. There’s a small migration fee of £25.

You can of course manage it yourselves. 

Time Scales

We can have your new website ready within two/three weeks

Your emails can be created as soon as we create your hosting.

For your emails, you just need provide us with a list with the beginning. ie: john.smith@

Your Premium Hosting plan at a glance:

  • All Websites are hosted on our secure UK Servers.
  • Websites are scanned for malware every day.
  • Your Website and Email is backed up every day and has an Archive going back 60 days.
  • We provide a FREE SSL Security certificate*
  • Your website will automatically update itself.
  • You get Unlimited Storage.
  • Free Unlimited Email Accounts – each with a massive 10gb storage.
  • Additional Webmail service to access your emails.
  • FREE support.
  • FREE Training.

Features

  1. Parish Council websites run by Renewable-energyYou get your own admin access.
  2. Add users to spread workload.
  3. You can update or add anything, including Minutes & Agendas, pages, posts, events…
  4. Media Manager – Manage all your documents and images in one place.
  5. Creative Visual editor to enhance page design.
  6. Automatic software updates
  7. No hidden charges

Parish Web&Host supporting Parish and Town Councils nationwide across the UK.

Parish References

Ferryhill Town Council – Leeanne Owens
https://ferryhill.gov.uk
enquiries@ferryhill.gov.uk
Tel: 01740 652157

Hetton Town Council – Graeme Creedy
https://hettontowncouncil.gov.uk
townclerk@hettontowncouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01915616600 – County Durham

Trimdon Foundry PC – Joseph Hobson
https://trimdonfoundry-pc.gov.uk
clerk@trimdonfoundry-pc.gov.uk
Tel: 07500 807204 – County Durham

Perranarworthal PC – Ashley Bridges
https://perranarworthalpc.org.uk
perranpc@btinternet.com
Tel: 07816 388474

Arlington PC – Lucy Fleming
https://www.arlingtonparish.org
arlingtonparishcouncilesussex@aol.co.uk
Tel: 07710 566453

Braybrooke PC – Becky Jones
https://braybrooke-pc.uk
clerk@braybrooke-pc.uk
Tel: 01933 273028

Chisworth PC – Alyson Darkins:
https://www.chisworthparishcouncil.org.uk
chisworthparishclerk@gmail.com
Tel: 01457 857784

Doddington PC – Ruth Hufton
https://doddingtonparishcouncil.org.uk
ruthhufton@btconnect.com
Tel: 01354 740323

Next steps

If you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to ask as I’m sure you may have a few questions.

Timescales: It takes approximately 2 weeks to complete your new website.

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Mark Dolan – 07399417567

Email: mark@websitesforparishcouncils.co.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have my email accounts with a separate company, is this a problem?

No, we just keep your domains email dns records the same and point the website part to our servers. This way there is no change to your email setup.

Do we need to have our domain name registered with Parish Web&Host?

No, you can keep your domain with anyone you like, it won’t affect our service to you. We would always recommend that if you manage the domain yourselves, that you use the domains clerk@ email address as the registered email with your providers account.

Does Parish Web&Host provide free SSL security certificates?

Yes, however we do require that your domains nameservers are pointing to us. If you are not transferring your domain to us and wish to keep your current nameservers, we would need to provide you with another SSL certificate that costs £84pa.

If we transfer our domain to you are there any fees?

No, there are no fees for migrating you domain. If you transfer a domain to us, you will only be billed on your set renewal date.

Do you charge for email accounts

No, you can create as a many email accounts as you like for Free!, they come with 10gb of storage each and we also include an archived backup for 30 days.

Does your Hosting service have any data storage limits?

At Parish Web&Host, you get unlimited storage.

What type of admin access do we get?

We provide you with full admin access, if you would prefer we can limit this access to just updating the content.