Three new websites for Liskeard

Liskeard Town Council and Town Team have joined forces to fund the development of three brand new, linked websites to show off the best of Liskeard.

Launching at the end of April, they will work on all devices – PCs, tablets and mobile phones – and each will cater for different audiences.

Your Liskeard – will showcase Liskeard’s independent shops, cafes and markets with the aim of increasing high-street footfall and encouraging business relocation. Through video and professional photography it will give voice to the community, offering a sense of place and a history to be proud of. Business owners will be able to update their own pages on the site and entice customers with special promotions.

Visit Liskeard – will be the new Town Information Centre website, with podcasts about Liskeard’s heritage, a big events calendar, walking trails, maps, accommodation available and a section on things to do in and around town. They’ll be promoting Liskeard as a place to stay and a launchpad for discovering the rest of Cornwall.

Liskeard Council – will hold all the main information about your local councillors, meetings and services information. The site’s primary aim will be to keep you informed about Council work and future plans.

Rachel Brooks, who is on the Town Council and Town Team and chaired the selection panel said: ‘We set out to find website designers who would help both organisations project an attractive and unique identity for Liskeard online. We had a rigorous selection process which considered 19 applicants. Voice Group and Studio Wallop beat off stiff competition to win. We chose them unanimously and are very pleased that the best candidates turned out to be from Liskeard.’

Web design agency, Voice Group, who won Best Creative Project at The 2013 Cornwall Hub Awards for their Looe Music Festival website and branding, have been based in Liskeard since 2011. Their copywriter, Jim Rickards, explained the aims of the project: ‘We’re creating a positive, forward-looking showcase for Liskeard, highlighting its unique shops, innovative businesses and central place between the moors and the sea. With strong messaging, fresh design and Studio Wallop’s memorable videos & photos all working together we can help the town build an online presence that will keep residents and visitors alike informed, entertained and inspired to act. Crucially for business, these sites will work beautifully on mobiles and tablets, which now account for about 40% of all internet traffic.’

Jane Pascoe, Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, said: ‘We’re delighted that the Town Council and Town Team are working together to develop websites to promote the town. It’s great news that all local businesses will initially have a free entry. It’s a real opportunity to get across all that Liskeard has to offer.’

This positive sentiment was echoed by the Chair of Liskeard Traders Association and owner of Liskeard Carpets, Dean Petvin-Moore. ‘After looking at the branding and early designs, as a business in the town, it’s great to see the development of such a modern, bright and easy-to-use website. It is clear and concise in every way. I would hope that many locals and visitors will see what the historical stannery town of Liskeard has to offer. With cycle routes, heritage walks and fantastic independent shops and cafes, Liskeard really does have it all! The website looks like it will deliver on every level so let’s use it.’

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CLUB & LOCAL EVENTS

As part of the build, The Town Information Centre are keen to ensure that their calendar of events and list of organisations and clubs is accurate. If you run a club, or a class, or you’re holding a local event, this is your opportunity to let people know what’s happening. Please email Liskeard TIC on tourism@liskeard.gov.uk with details and they’ll make sure it’s added to the database when the site launches.

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Liskeard on look out for WEBSITE wonder

LISKEARD TOWN COUNCIL AND TOWN TEAM WEBSITE BRIEFS

Liskeard Town Council and Liskeard Town Team both wish to appoint website designers for new websites for the town.

The two organisations have agreed to undertake a joint tendering process to enable a single designer to be selected for both. The selection will be undertaken by a joint panel from the two organisations. Once a designer is appointed there will be a single point of contact from each organisation.

For the Town Team
The Executive Board of Liskeard Town Team has authorised the joint commission, which it has delegated to the Website/Identity Working Group to deliver. Rachael Yarrow will be the primary contact in the commissioning process for the Town Team and for the development and delivery of the project.

For the Town Council
The Council has approved the joint commission, which it has delegated to Phil Seeva, the Deputy Mayor. Cllr Seeva will be the primary contact in the commissioning process for the Town Council and for the development and delivery of the project.

Rachael Yarrow and Phil Seeva will work in tandem to ensure that the client interface is as seamless as possible for the website contractor.

The briefs should therefore be read in conjunction and submissions and presentations should address both and how to provide end users with a seamless experience.

The timetable for selection is:

24nd January Brief to be approved and posted on Tenders in Cornwall.
6th February Deadline for receipt of submissions.
10th February Shortlisted agencies to be announced.
w/c 17th February Pitches to take place

An agency will appointed by Friday 21st February.

The aim is to have the websites fully operational by the end of March 2014.

Please return submissions both to the Secretary liskeard_town_team@hotmail.co.uk and to the Town Clerk townclerk@liskeard.gov.uk

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Thank you and good cheer!

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2013 has seen a surfeit of reports about the High Street and there’s no doubt times are testing for many; retailers and residents alike.

But despite this a goodly number of people and organisations in Liskeard continue to believe that the town has a future and are prepared to put in hours and hours to ensure things happen here & demonstrate they love where they live & work.

Name checking everyone would be dangerous, so I’m not going to attempt it! At every step there’s people who do a huge number of tasks behind the scenes; whether that’s checking cables for Christmas lights going up, making & distributing brochures advertising the town’s offer, washing up at events, playing music or ploughing through the paperwork needed to make a thing happen – the list is endless!

The ‘Team’ in Town Team was clearly in evidence last night again. Thank you to all who played a part and especially to some small but strong kitchen helpers and those late at night after clearing up, who processed the feedback forms & visitor counts or collected in banners.

546 counted through the door, the majority having visited the town beforehand and all of whom said they’d be back to visit again in the future.

Check your Christmas brochure for the things coming up before the end of the year, there really is something for everyone!

Dickensian delights next weekend, the Lions Christmas bingo, the Mayor’s Carol Concert..and Liskeard’s very own radio station will take you right up to Christmas day!

Peace & good tidings to all for Christmas 2013.

Sally

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Latest opportunity for Marketing whizz

Here’s the brief for the second phase of Photo Project and Marketing. Closing date 17th December. Please circulate widely to any contacts you have. Exciting opprtunity!

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GUYS IN THE GARDEN!

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During half term week, several guys appeared in Liskeard, as part of a friendly informal competition run by the Town Team. On Sunday morning the Mayor was out judging, and espied these two swinging on a gate in Limes Lane. It was a tough job, but eventually prizes have been awarded – The traders entry was won by Woodside Animal Trust, with a splendid traditional Guy Fawkes by the Houses of Parliament. The 2nd Liskeard Guides won the town entry with their guy seated by a tent, roasting a marshmallow. Thanks to all those who took part.

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Do say hello

The Town Team have been running the bid projects since the first Executive Board meeting in September 2012. Some have worked better than others and some have offered more learning for the future. With the Pilot aiming to complete by the end of March, there’s lots of lessons to pull together for this town and beyond.

The Town Team would like to invite anyone with a little time to spare and heaps of enthusiasm, to join in the final projects:

A Pop Up from the Empty Shop group, testing meanwhile use in Liskeard.

The second Christmas vintage market and associated Christmas shopping promotion.

Marketing the town’s offer, building on the successful first phase of photo project.

Website to connect shops & shoppers.

Business seminars.

Collating the pilot learning.

Establishing a parking refund scheme.

If you would like to know more about any of the above, please email liskeard_town_team@hotmail.co.uk or come and chat to one of the team on Thursday 7th November in Stuart House cafe, 1-3pm or 5-7pm

Look forward to meeting you!

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SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING

At the request of Liskeard businesses, there’s a couple of sessions organised that still have places. It’s free!

Using social media for your business isn’t nearly as complicated or scary as it may seem.

Once you get going, it really can help you promote your business and build relationships with your customers; and all for free, apart from your time. What’s more, people are more and more expecting you to be on social media to find out about you and ask you questions; and if you’re not there, they will move on to a competitor who is.

Social media has really helped us to build our business and we are looking forward to showing you how it could do the same for yours!

DATES FOR BUSINESS WORKSHOPS

October 30th 6pm – 9pm

&
November 9th 1-4pm

Email mitchvirgo@googlemail.com

Sessions run by Piece of Cake, the Town Team PR & Marketing agency.

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