Town directory website

A town project and directory website, build using WordPress for Blandford Forum Town Team.

Blandford Forum Town Team

Blandford Forum Town Team is made up of local groups and individuals who work together to provide benefits to those who live and work in Blandford, and visitors. BFTT is made up of business owners, local government, individuals and voluntary organisations.

The aims of BFTT are to: promote a thriving, vibrant and environmentally sustainable future for the town and the villages within the defined geographical area, for the benefit of the whole community, including residents, businesses and visitors.

Brief

Blandford Forum Town Team (BFTT) evolved from the Portas Review, which was part of the Government’s initiative to regenerate our High Streets.

To support the newly formed BFTT CIC (Community Interest Company), BFTT invited Parrot Creative and other agencies to bid on their project. We submitted proposals to build a new website, with an aim to turn it into a hub of information about Blandford Forum, including trading estates, and the nearby villages of Blandford St Mary and Bryanston, and Blandford Camp. The idea of the site is to curate local information as well as provide updates on their projects.

Requested scope and specification included:

  • A flexible structure, so that as we evolve additional pages can be added.
  • Legally compliant – Accessibility, Data protection, etc.
  • Clean and modern design that incorporated Blandford Forum.
  • Advertising and blog space throughout the site.
  • A welcoming format that enables visitors to meet their immediate needs, e.g. parking, shopping, eating and drinking, enjoying the town’s architectural heritage and other attractions, including (as a start point) the Town and Fashion Museums, the Milldown, the Leisure Centre, the Trailway, river Stour and Meadows, the otters, the railway arches, the skate park and outdoor gym, and riverside picnic areas.
  • Maintenance, support and backups.
  • Cloud hosting.

Town directory website

As with all of our projects, we chose to build the new Blandford Forum Town Team website on the WordPress platform. This allows for easy management of pages, listings and car parks – an ideal feature set for a town directory website.

Homepage

BFTT Homepage

Listing page

BFTT - listing page

Content page

BFTT - living in Blandford content page

Car parks page

BFTT - car parks

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