Building and maintaining parish council websites since 2005
Based in the heart of the Chilterns we provide website design, development and hosting for parish councils.
The company was originally established in 1987 and has a vast amount of local government experience as well as a background in marketing, advertising, staging conferences, product launches and exhibitions as well as video, dvd and cdrom production.
In 2000, having added website design to our portfolio, we saw a niche in the website market for local authorities who wanted a website, but did not have the expertise to build their own. Whilst there are a lot of website design companies throughout the UK, their fee structure was aimed at the business market and they were unfamiliar with parish councils, the manner in which they operate and their limited finances.
Further research showed that the handful of companies involved in the parish council website market were producing sites built in a Content Management System (CMS) that were bland, lacked any individuality and failed to deliver any flavour of the area which they represented. In addition, they imposed additional work on the Clerk, so a council pays a fee for the use of the CMS but still has to find the time/money to manage the website.
parishcouncilwebsite.co.uk was born with a mandate to reverse this trend, make unique websites available to even the smallest parish council at an economical cost and without imposing more work on the clerk.
In addition, we're happy to offer advice, if required, on the content of the website, help you ensure it meets with all the relevant legislation and provides the most cost effective strategy to meet your requirements.
We have a certified clerk on the staff with fifteen years experience currently managing three parish councils.