Deans Marsh Community Cottage
Comprehensive Website Overhaul
A news- and information-based website had been in place for a few years. Community development and engagement activities had been growing and the website needed to accommodate this increased need to provide more than just What’s On. In particular, the Committee of Management had identified the requirement to highlight community opportunities to shape and guide the future development of Deans Marsh.
Centred around a new Communications Strategy, the revamped website aims to centralise access to what’s happening, how to get involved, who to contact, and major projects for the town and its environs. “Community involvement” is the central theme for this forward-looking website that encourages participation.
The new website offers sections
- explaining why the Cottage exists and what it does (and importantly, how to join in)
- regularly-updated activities to join in with
- describing the major Festival and Market events, and how to book a stall
- detailing community groups eg. fire brigade, Landcare, cricket club
- recounting the history of the area – this section
in particularis open to locals for their contributions to build up collectionof historical articles and photos.
All-in-one Activities page
To find out what’s happening and what you could join in with, just visit the Activities page on the Deans Marsh Community Cottage website. Planned ‘lifestyle’ courses, adult education, the monthly newsletter, local events such as Christmas Carols, requests for volunteers/assistance, community consultation events, and a handy month-view calendar are all on this page.