Parish Council Websites
The MyTown Project
Making Web Services Affordable for the smallest village.
There have been website providers who have hosted Parish Council websites before. However we noticed that there was little integration with social networks and little help for the clerks to perform their duties.
So we decided to fix that, not for one or two councils but for all of them in England and Wales. All 11,000 of them!
We used the power of the cloud and a powerful multi-tenant CMS written using Microsoft .Net to extend the power of internet and social media tools to very small government entities. Wave 365 hosts 11,000 distinct Parish and Community areas in England Scotland and Wales. These web sites provide services for very small local government entities that would otherwise be excluded from the world of IT and the cloud.
Population based charging
The spirit of cloud computing means a simple utility price. Bigger councils need more resources so pay more, smaller councils need much less. Using an Innovative charging model, based on population size, even a small hamlet can have a web presence.
Charges start at only 10p per inhabitant per year.
Sites are immediately accesible from iPads and mobile devices.
Councilors can attend meetings with everything they need on the iPad optimized MyTown Forum service.
- Posts automatically appear on FaceBook and are summarized as Tweets.
- With DropBox integration, publishing documents for public access is simple, just copy files to a folder and we do the rest.
- Emergency information such as floods, snow and other weather problems is broadcast via SMS, Twitter, FaceBook and email lists.
Document Scanning Support
Scanned documents saved to DropBox are automatically saved as indexed and searchable PDF files.
Using Open Data from the Government and our Partners Elgin 11,000 communities can be explored. Also every post allows moderated comments from the public. This brings local discussion into the context of the Parish or Community council like never before.Check on road closures and explore open data from the census in england and wales - even make comments on the data. Check meeting agendas document libraries and minutes - for example Cubert Cornwall