You're not alone
With hundreds of Parish and Town councils now using the template, we are pleased to share a quick map showing where the councils are based.
Do contact us if you would like a demo or references if you're about to make a choice yourself. The more councils that join our network, the easier it is for us to keep the costs per council as low as possible.
Call us on 01635 282361 if you need help.
Virtual Clerk Service
We are pleased to announce our "Virtual Clerk Service"
The service can be used for anything related to your website!
Our premium hosting package already included 30 minutes a month of Virtual clerk - to assist with loading of Agenda, Minutes etc.
The Virtual Clerk Service allows for 1 hour as a minimum but can be extended by 30-minute increments so you just take what you need.
When taking the "Virtual Clerk Service" you get access to a team that can make any and all changes needed as part of your digital communication. That includes updating the website but can also include updating your Facebook and Twitter feeds etc.
It's especially useful if you're between clerks or have a leave of absence that needs covering
Costs are just £30 per hour ex vat
Which navigation orientation is right for my Council?
Why is a left-hand Navigation system better for desktop?
Please take a look at why we recommend using the left-hand nav option. Our template supports both top and left nav, so it's your choice, but the end-user evidence says left is best at the moment
Launch of Virtual Tour Feature
We are pleased to release to production our Virtual Tour widget. This allows anyone to create a map of key locations around your Town, Parish, Ward etc. End User can then click on the pins and undertake a virtual tour.
It uses Google Street view to provide the interactive map and you create spots by simply providing a Lat & Lon along with which direction to look in.
A great way to show off what's important to you locally and what will be of interest.
Updated Vertical Navigation Option Available
We are pleased to launch an additional option for the council framework. This is an update on the previous vertical navigation and support focus's on the best use of any screen size a user is accessing the site whilst ensuing clear and simple navigation.
Available as a update to existing users and by default on all new sites deployed after 31st March 2021.
Council Blogs Feature
Having had requests from several councils we created and have now launched the blog features for the framework.
You can have as many blogs as you want, which are useful when discussing specific issues in the area.
The Blog widget allows posts from the blog to be placed on any page you choose.
Royal Bridge Protocols Feature Launched
A Royal Bridge Protocols Feature has been launched and is now available on request from existing users and by default for all new deployments
Planning Feature Enhancements
The planning feature has just got better with the following additional features
- Self-configuration to allow you to customise the way the information is displayed
- Users can easily change their view between the available options from the council
New Auto Planning Feature
We are very pleased to announce the production readiness of our Automatic Planning Feature..
With just a little setup to connect your site to the relevant planning authority, planning applications relevant to your Parish, Ward or Town etc are will be automatically pulled through to be shown as a list or map within your website. When a resident wants more detail they are able to use the links embedded and go directly to the correct location on the Planning authorities website.
Our normal charge for your site to have the feature enabled is just £2 per month. However, we have an introductory offer with 50% off for the first year (so just £12 a year)
You can see more views of the feature below.
Template confirmed as fully AA WCAG 2.1 compliant
Having received various guidance from NALC and other bodies as well as the 22nd September deadline now looming we wanted to triple check that the template available for councils was fully compliant. We are very pleased to confirm this is the case and we stand ready to help as many councils as needed to get compliant before the deadline. Just call Mark on 01635 282361
New Support / Ticket System Launched
New Ticket Desk Open
We are pleased to announce the release of our new ticket desk designed to support up to 1000's of Parish Councils.
This should provide users of MyParishCouncil with fast responses to any issues found.
Auto Calendar Function released
The latest version of the template now supports a Calendar Widget. This widget can be used on a page and brings into an online calendar all meetings and events that are created using the template functions.
This provides a single place where people can easily see what is coming up.
Just ask your salesperson if you want this feature installed on your template.
New Image Gallery Function Now Available
We are pleased to announce the availability of several new features as of today. Not least the ability for anyone to now insert an image gallery on any page they want. It's as simple as selecting the "Image Gallery" block when creating a page and then browsing through the media library and selecting any images you want to display in that gallery.
You can also drag and drop each image so they display in the order you want.
Additional Documents Meetings Enhancement
As of today we are pleased to now include an enhancement to our meeting function that makes the job of adding additional documents, other than the Agenda and Minute's, lots easier.
You now just use the "+" symbol and then browse to the additional files you want including via the media library.
The enhancement automatically inserts these documents as a link button so people can download or view them.
Wednesday March 14th
Your Parish Council is responsible for the allocation and management of allotments in the Parish. So drop a note to the clerk if you have a question or need help.
Example News 2
Here we see an example of a blog post that can be used by a Parish Council to provide information for parishioners