Hornsea ‘Digital High Street’ Website Funding Approved
Let’s Go Hornsea, in partnership with the Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership (HARP), has secured just under £5,000 from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council High Street Fund to create a new website for Hornsea.
The website will act as a digital high street and an online community hub for the town. The aim is to increase the profile of the diverse range of businesses in Hornsea and to increase footfall, by residents and visitors, by making information about what is on offer in Hornsea clear and easily accessible on the internet. It is intended that local community groups and sports associations will share information through the website too.
The website will be directly linked to other key sites, such as Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY), Welcome to Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hornsea Town Council and Hornsea Chamber of Trade and will offer a one-stop-shop for people wanting to know what is available and what is happening in Hornsea.
Funding will pay for a website developer to design and create the website, some promotional activities to build awareness of the site once it is launched and some of the administration costs for running the site initially, although much of the work collating the information will be done through volunteer time given by members of Let’s Go Hornsea.
Councillor John Whittle, chairman of Let’s Go Hornsea and vice-chairman of HARP, said:
“Currently there is no coordinated and comprehensive approach to promoting Hornsea online and this is now desperately needed. Let’s Go Hornsea has taken this project on in conjunction with HARP to help support local people who are determined to see a quality online presence for Hornsea.”
Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economic investment and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council. said: “Supporting our high streets is not always about physical improvements, the way we present our towns online can be as important in this digital age, particularly in terms of promotion and information sharing. We are therefore pleased to have been able to support this project and look forward to seeing the website when it goes live next year.”
A key part of the site will be a free business and organisations directory. All businesses and community organisations will be given a free listing showing their organisations name, what they offer and contact details. If the business/organisation would like more details, pictures, links to their website etc… they can pay an annual fee which will be used, along with some sponsorship opportunities to cover the ongoing costs of the site into the future. The website will be launched in early 2016
If you are a business/organisation based in or around Hornsea and would like to be listed FOR FREE on the site please complete the form below and send it to:
C/O Felicity Clayton
Hornsea Customer Service Centre
Or drop it off at the Hornsea Customer Service Centre in an envelope marked ‘Hornsea Website for the attention of Felicity Clayton’.
Or email all the information detailed on the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the website and listing opportunities, contact Paul Hanson on 0795 829 83 65