The Wiveliscombe Area Website is provided as a resource for the residents and visitors to the area of Wiveliscombe and the Ten Parishes. The site contains information on the various social and business activities, and provides information useful to residents and visitors a like on the range of business and leisure activities to be found in and around the area.
The purpose of this site can be summarised as:
- Promote a wide range of local activities to the community and its visitors
- Assisting in the promotion of the Ten Parishes as a valued tourist/leisure destination
- Improve knowledge of the history of the area
- Act as a comprehensive directory of local societies, businesses and services for the area
- Provide inspiration to its users whilst reflecting and preserving the charm of the rural community
Community groups, charities and not-for-profit organisations operating in the Ten Parishes area receive free entry into the site. You can create a single page ('topic') that describes your organisation, provides contact information and a link to an external website as you see fit. You may also create unlimited 'news' and 'article' pages at any time to further promote the activities of your organisation.
Businesses receive a free entry to the Business Directory, showing a one line description of your principle business activities, contact information (postal, email and telephone), and a link to an external website. Businesses may also create their own content pages at an additional charge, depending on content.
The Wiveliscombe Area Website was first introduced in 1997 by the Wiveliscombe Area Business Group. The site has developed since that time with careful maintenance by Adam Hope, the webmaster until early 2006. Adam has now handed over the job of Webmaster to Dave Meehan.
In early 2005 a project was initiated to provide an updated and consistent look to the content, to validate the content to improve its accuracy, and to provide a dynamic content management system to allow enhanced contributions directly from the local community.
The site was officially relaunched in September 2005 to coincide with the 10 Parishes Festival.
The following people gave their time and expertise to the redevelopment of the site on a voluntary basis:
- Dave Meehan
- Adam Hope
- Brian Collingridge
- Tim Parker
- Paul Cottington
- Catherine Shepherd
- Peter Krijgsman
- Leo Hartas