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TownTalk began life as a project created by town centre managers, for town centre managers. It recognised that most regeneration professionals are already over-stretched, working on their own or in small teams to promote their town centres.

There are many excellent town centre web sites on the internet, but TownTalk's depth of experience in working at street level, provides Town Centre Managers with a dependable resource that is more than just a web site. Just look at the benefits.

Controllable and immediate
Thanks to our unique Content Management System, TCMs have instant access to be able to add or edit information in just a few minutes.

Full of exciting features
TownTalk web sites carry a whole array of interesting features and information, all focussed on the town centre itself. Whereas Council sites or regional sites have a wider area of interest, a TownTalk site is designed to specialise solely upon the town centre itself. This focus is what makes the sites so popular. Visitors know what they are looking for and they know what to expect. Click here for details about the features you can find on a TownTalk web site. (link to Features section; possibly lower down)

Always up to date
The sites incorporate a fully automated archive system, ensuring that news and events are automatically removed when their time is up, saving time (and embarrassment). The Shopping and Business directory can be kept up to date, quickly and easily, whenever a change takes place.

Getting the message across
Of course all web sites publish information, but a TownTalk site enables stakeholders and members of the public to receive relevant items of news, including, for example, agendas for meetings and special retail offers. Information is automatically sent electronically saving time and money in administering and distributing information the conventional way. Newsletters too, can be published and distributed on line. Inclusive and engaging; Every business and organisation in town can have their own dedicated web page, encouraging greater participation in the work of the town centre team.

Shared Resource
although the Town Centre Manager controls the overall content of the site, selected stakeholders can be given their own passwords to enable them to participate in the project. They can add news and events details, and help to spread the work-load for the busy TCM in numerous ways; off-line as well as on line.

Town Centre Managers can even generate a sustainable income stream using the web site, offering advertising and sponsorship opportunities that generate real results for local businesses and real revenue for cash-strapped town centre partnerships.

Of course as a member of the TownTalk network, TCMs have a comprehensive support package; technical, creative and marketing. We're not only here to maintain the web site, but to offer a complete service geared towards the needs of the Town Centre Manager.

Town centres features

News section
Carrying all the latest local news relating to the town centre, plus a syndicated section covering items of national interest such as new laws on smoking bans, chewing gum, litter, etc This section automatically archives items when they get out of date.

Events section
A comprehensive events guide for the town, which, like the news, carries pictures and self-archives once the dates gave expired. The events are held together for the current month, with future months available at the click of a mouse. All the current events are also available by specific dates, accessible from the simple events calendar on the right hand side of each page.

This can be a simple map of the town, your own stylised map, an interactive map, or a link to Multi-map. It's entirely up to you.

Town Centre Management
A feature which helps to promote the work of you and your team.

About 'YourTown'
Background, cultural and heritage information, development information, etc

Shopping and business Directory
A comprehensive searchable directory comprising all the organisations operating in the town centre.

Commercial Property
A directory of all the vacant property and commercial investment opportunities in the town centre, if required.

Local Links
Links to other relevant web sites

An on line electronic postcard gallery, offering images of the town centre, plus the chance to send these pictorial messages to friends across the globe

Restaurant and Entertainment Guide
This could provide a detailed guide to all the restaurants in the town centre, and can even incorporate take-aways, pubs, clubs and entertainment, as required.

If required, a special markets feature can be included simply introducing the visitor to the markets, or providing a more comprehensive, interactive guide with a page for each trader.

Hall of Fame
Famous names from the past and present who are associated with your town.

Out & About
Featuring attractions and places of interest further afield, but accessible from your town centre.

Information about getting to and from your town, plus details about bus, train and taxi services, bike parks; even town centre walks.

A feature that enables local businesses to advertise vacancies within the town centre

Special offers
A feature that enables local retailers to promote their special offers in a series of redemption vouchers, which are automatically formatted when the information is uploaded in the Content Management System.

Web cam
You could have an on line web cam so that everyone can pay a visit to your town at any time of the day or night, from anywhere in the world.

Have your say
You can use the site to undertake a survey of shoppers opinions; anything from a simple poll, to a comprehensive questionnaire.

A general enquiry section to put you directly in touch with your 'customers'.

Miscellaneous features
Of course the list is endless and you can add any features to the site that will help to promote your projects and your town centre. Safer Shopping section to tell people how safe your town is. Maybe you operate a membership scheme and want a password protected 'Members Zone'. Business Support services and grants, Chamber of commerce page, Council page, Accommodation guide and Arts and Cultural guide. Whatever your town has to offer, the web site can promote it.

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