The brief behind the Grassington Village Website was to make it the “go to” portal for all community events, news and local business for this thriving village.
Grassington is a busy place. With a packed calendar of events ranging from the Grassington and Dickensian Festivals to local entertainment like the Movie Nights, there is a lot going on. As such the website has a lot of information that needs keeping up to date therefore the content has to be easily managed by the staff and volunteers at the Grassington Hub. From event calendars to adverts for local businesses, from community events to weekly blogs, there is a lot to keep updated.
As the Grassington Hub are managing the content themselves, a good user friendly CMS (Content Management System) was essential. So we built the website on the WordPress platform which comes with arguably the best CMS available. As well as looking modern and fresh, (and of course optimised for mobile devices), staff and volunteers at the hub can now easily keep the content up to date. A constant refreshing of the website and an effective weekly newsletter, has created a really effective way to keep the visitors coming back for more.
Since the launch, the new site has an audience of around 2000 visitors a week. Not wanting to miss out on all these visitors, there has been a big increase of local businesses applying for advertising on the website. If you are looking for somewhere great to eat and stay. Or looking for renowned first class events. Then the Grassington Village website is most definitely the “go to” place for all things local in and around Grassington.