New website set to shine a spotlight on Sheringham

Sheringham mayor Madeleine Ashcroft and deputy mayor Liz Withington at a late night shopping event h

Sheringham mayor Madeleine Ashcroft and deputy mayor Liz Withington at a late night shopping event hosted by the town's Chamber of TradePhoto: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Sheringham residents will have a chance to publicise events and attractions and air their views on local issues, on a new website launched by the town council.

Community music group Playing for Cake, one of the local groups featured on Sheringham Town Council'

Community music group Playing for Cake, one of the local groups featured on Sheringham Town Council's new websitePhoto: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Created by Sheringham-born Nathan Lomax, of Quickfire Digital, the website is the result of an initiative led by deputy mayor Liz Withington, who wanted the council to replace its basic and outdated site with a modern version geared up to servethe community and give councillors an opportunity to engage with residents.

'The council wanted to enable residents and visitors to find out about all aspects of Sheringham and, in doing so, understand the role the town council plays in community life,' Cllr Withington said.

'As a town council, it is also important that we promote the image of Sheringham as a positive and vibrant town with lots to offer in terms of community services - and as a premier holiday destination on the North Norfolk coast.'

The website has a comprehensive community section, including information on local services and links to public transport timetables, as well as information about clubs and social groups, a guide to what is on at the town community centre, and an option for local groups to add their upcoming events and news.

'We are very much looking forward to this section growing as groups contribute more information and news of their activities,' Mrs Withington said.

The council, which is working towards gaining a Norfolk County Council 'In Good Company' quality mark for its work combating loneliness among residents, is hoping the website will offer support to people who are new to the area or who have health problems by giving them information about local support and social groups.

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Mrs Withington added: 'As part of our aim to increase community engagement, the website will also be a way in which we can keep track of the issues and concerns of residents and visitors, and for them to find out about change and progress in the town and how they can be involved.'

Mr Lomax said: 'Hopefully this website will give those community and social groups a window to showcase all the excellent work they do for what is a great town. ' www.sheringhamtowncouncil.gov.uk

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