Because you're a small rural Parish we don't believe you should be excluded from benefiting from the latest in website design. Based in Cornwall, we understand the frustrations more isolated communities can feel when it comes to accessing services like better broadband or fibre based solutions. Our sites are designed to load quickly, update easily and inform engagingly.
Quethiock Parish lies in the very rural heartland of South East Cornwall away from the main roads and tourist areas.The seven members of the Parish Council represent less than 400 households making this one of the smallest parishes in Cornwall by population which is dispersed over a wide area.
The character of the Parish is based mainly on cattle and sheep farming and many of the farm buildings have been converted into housing so providing a scattering of small hamlets.
This relative isolation meant that we focused on making sure the features we built into the site helped connect and inform this scattered community.
This included a news feed on the site, integration of their latest editions of a Parish Newsletter, making it easier to hire the Parish Hall online and the usual output from the council such as meeting minutes and updates on planning applications.
We think outside the box and try to help Parishes that haven’t the resources to commit to big branding exercises but have a strong sense of identity. In this case, doing our own research we discovered that the place-name “Quethiock” derives from the Old Cornish “cuidoc” meaning “wooded place”.
This was enough inspiration to help us develop a logo and colour scheme that is now being used across their site, social media and associated signage.
Thank you very much SeaDog IT for the "how to" guide and for the website training session. It was invaluable to meet you and to have the training - I have even managed to update and add a few things already!