Thank you for the opportunity to submit a proposal for your new website. We are thrilled to have the chance to work with Stanley Town 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 Town Council.

We believe in building long-term partnerships that are mutually beneficial, and our goal is to develop a website that not only serves your immediate needs but also supports the Town Council’s future growth and objectives. By collaborating closely with your team, we will ensure that the website not only reflects the Town Council’s identity but also provides a user-friendly experience for its residents.

Our approach to website development encompasses not only cutting-edge technology and design but also 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.

Proposed new features

  1. News Section – to provide easy communication of local news.
  2. Calendar System – to present an easy to navigate list of all the upcoming events.
  3. Media Manager – this allows us to manage all the photos and documentation within folders.
  4. Creative Visual editor to enhance page design
  5. Review presentation of local services page .

Hosting plan includes:

  • Website is hosted on our secure UK Servers
  • Websites security scans for malware every day
  • Your website is backed up every day and has an Archive going back 60 days.
  • We provide a Free SSL Security certificate*
  • Website automatically updates itself when new software revisions are available.
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Free Unlimited Email Accounts – each with a massive 10gb storage
  • Webmail service

Current Sitemap

Home page

Council Information

  • Dates of Meetings
  • Attendance in Meetings
  • Elections
  • Annual Reports – see Finance & Budget
  • Code of Conduct / Register Of Interests
  • Finance & Budget
  • Governance & Policy Documents

Whats on

About Stanley – Local Services

History – 8 pages

Grant Funding

Contact us

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 organizing content into logical categories and subcategories, we help users locate relevant pages and navigate through your website with ease.

We also prioritize 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.

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!

News/Bog section

We recommend the integration of a dynamic news/blog into your existing 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: A picture is worth a thousand words, and we believe in capturing the essence of your local community through visually stunning images. Our news blog will leverage captivating visuals to complement the written content, creating an immersive experience for your readers. High-quality images will engage your audience, making the news more enticing and shareable on social media platforms.

Engaging Content: Our experienced team of content creators will curate compelling stories that reflect the pulse of your community. From breaking news to local events, inspiring stories, and in-depth features, our news blog will 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 organization, visitors will have a seamless browsing experience, enhancing their engagement and satisfaction.

Powerful Search Ability: In today’s fast-paced world, users expect quick access to information. Our news blog will incorporate a robust search functionality, enabling readers to find specific articles, topics, or keywords with ease. By implementing advanced search algorithms, we’ll ensure that your users can swiftly locate the content they need, further enhancing their overall user experience.

By integrating a news/blog, you will enrich your online presence and offer valuable resources to your residents. The visually appealing design, engaging content, user-friendly navigation, and powerful search ability will enhance user experience and drive traffic to your website.

Events calendar for your Parish Council website.

With the ever growing population of WordPress users in the world all together with the expansion of the WordPress tools and features makes WordPress event calendar the best option for creating an event management website.

As the best event calendar plugin, Modern Events Calendar provides you with numerous features and options to create and manage your events.

Website Events Calendar for Parish Councils

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

Pricing Summary

Website creation £579

Including:

Migration (we upload the last 3 years of Agendas & Minutes, financial reports)
Current pages (excluding any you don’t wish to migrate)
FREE SSL Security Certificate*
Media Library Manager
Calendar System
Blog/News Section
A new navigation and page structure
Free stock images from Pixabay.com

Website Hosting £225pa

Including:

Unlimited Storage
Unlimited Email Accounts
Webmail
Malware security
Website Updates
Website Backup 60 days
Email Backup 30 days
Free Training
Free Support

Domain Management

stanley-tc.gov.uk (£120pa billed every two years)

We will manage the domain transfer for you. There is a £25 admin fee from Jisc. Your next payment will be set by your current renewal date.

Time Scales

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

Emails: We will recreate your email accounts when we create your new hosting platform, your emails will stay the same. If you require more free email accounts please let us know. If your current emails are setup as IMAP, we will migrate your email over to us free of charge.

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

Parish References

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

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

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?

If it is a .org.uk, No. If you are migrating a .gov.uk there is a £25 admin fee. 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.