Building and maintaining parish council websites since 2005
We strive to make every site we design unique and representative of the parish that it serves.
The best way to achieve this is by the use of photographs and, where possible, to integrate any logos, crests, typefaces and colour schemes which already exist.
We can deploy technology to keep your site looking fresh by compiling a library of photographs, add them to pages and have them appear randomly each time the page is refreshed or reloaded.
If you have before and after shots we can set them up in a situation where they change when a visitor passes their mouse over the photograph.
If you don't have any photographs we can possible call upon images from our stock shots library which might be appropriate for your area or custom design a masthead or a logo to brand your site which you can then take forward to your printed materials.
Finally, we have "Choose your style!" which is demonstrated here and features some of our stock shots. The default style is number 2 but you can select another style of your choice which will be remembered for the next time you visit the website. This feature can be kept hidden from visitors and used to change the colour scheme of the website dependent, for example, on the seasons of the year.
When your site is finished we advise Google in order that your site will be crawled a little quicker than might normally be expected however, do not expect your site to appear in the Google list immediately, it can take a couple of weeks or so and its position in the list is dependent on other sites that carry the same keyword as your site.
Last Page Updated was developed and is owned by mh-p
It's actually four applications in one.
1. It compiles an A to Z Sitemap of all the pages and documents of the website.
2. It generates a special (XML) sitemap which helps Google and other search engines crawl and catalogue the site.
3. It produces a list of the last x number of pages/documents to be added or changed on the website and displays them on the home page.
4. It automatically generates an RSS Feed of the new/changed pages/documents.
Our basic Google Map pinpoints your choice of either the centre of the Parish or the location of the Parish Office.
We do offer an enhanced map as an optional extra, details of which can be found on our Options Page. Below is an example of our Google Parish Map which includes the Parish Boundary and up to 10 places of interest.
View West Wycombe Parish Council in a larger map
Like ourselves a council must publish its full contact details:
mh-p Internet Limited
18 Portway Drive
Tel: 01494 438904
However, email addresses can get harvested by spammers so we recommend the use of a Contact Form.
This is ours, it is live so please feel free to contact us.
There are other versions of the form which allows the delivery of emails to selected departments or individuals. With the multi-recipient form any message can be directed to the selected individual/department with or without a copy to the Clerk.
We provide an email address for the Clerk in the form clerk@yourdomain.
We provide full step-by-step instructions on how to add your new email account to your computer.
This enables the clerk to retain their personal email address without the need to resort to a webmail account and provides for continuity if the clerk should resign or retire.
We do offer email addresses to members as an optional extra. More details of this can be found on our Options Page.
RSS Feeds are, in effect, a modern day version of a mailing list. People who are interested in the content of your website can subscribe (free) to your site and receive a notification of what's been added or changed on your site within 10 minutes of the change taking place.
You can receive RSS notifications through your favourite browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera) or by using a dedicated reader - our reader of choice is FeedReader which is a free download.
Full instructions will be provided on your website on how to download, install and setup FeedReader.
Obviously you'll want to monitor how many people visit your website. We could setup
an account for you with Google Analytics but for the lay person it's not very easy to
follow and there are third party cookie issues. Instead, we have set up our own solution, Piwik.
Every month Piwik will send the Clerk an email containing the details of the number of visitors the site attracted in the previous period however, by logging-in to your account, using the credentials that we will provide, you will find a wealth of information about who visited, where they came from, how long they stayed,
what pages they viewed, as well as a table of your most popular pages.
Once we start to build your website you will need to supply us with almost all of the content as it's unique to your parish. However, we do have a selection of pages which can be incorporated in your site if you wish.
Code Of Conduct (2007)
Freedom Of Information Act (2008)
Powers Of A Parish Council
Role Of The Parish Clerk
Role Of A Parish Councillor
Role Of The Parish Council
The following pages, which enable the council to comply with current legislation are included:
Homepage with welcome message, "Last Page Updated" and optionally "Live News"
About Page where you describe the area, the parish and the work of the parish council
Accounts holds your budget proposals, income and expenditure and Annual Return for each year
Archive is a page that links to previous years minutes and (optionally) planning applications
Contact Form which provides secure email to the clerk and (optionally) the councillors
Councillors provides contact details for the members as well as district and county councillors
Meetings shows your meeting dates for the year together with links to the agendas and minutes
Google Map (basic version)
Publications is where your Freedom of Information Act documents are stored
RSS Feed - instructions on the use of RSS and feed information
Sitemap (A to Z)
Sitemap (xml) (hidden)
You are not limited to these pages, you can add more if you wish. Most council’s, who want to provide a resource for the parish, add pages for ‘Amenities’ and another for ‘Services’. Additional pages added to the website at the design stage are charged at £15.00 each.
Amenities – what’s available in and around the Parish – often broken down into two pages for ‘Businesses’ and ‘Community/Social Groups’
Services - possibly broken down into sub-pages to cover the facilities and services that are ownedand/or managed by the council.
Everything featured on this page is included in our £500.00 design and build fee however, "Choose your style!" due to the large amount of design and setting up work required, is limited to large sites which have a total of at least 30 pages at launch and use our Webmaster Service.
The initial design and build cost is a one-off charge of £500.00 + VAT.
Add to this and extras from our Options Page
Finally visit our Updating Page to find out what your annual charges will be - from £307.99 + VAT.
This whole service represents unbeatable value for money for a website that is totally unique.
Please contact us for further information or to place an order telephone 01494 438904
But that's not all
We are, as they say, "in it for the long haul" so to reward customers who remain with us for five years we will give your website a FREE MAKEOVER - We will change the photographs, the colour scheme, deep archive old documents and generally take the site to a *NEW* status.
Terms and Conditions Apply