Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Thanet's New Community Portal

Details about Thanet’s clubs, community organisations and charities are now just a mouse click away, thanks to a new website from Thanet District Council.

The Council has set up a new community portal at which already has details of more than 300 organisations, who can use the space to publicise their events, add their news stories and vacancies. The service is completely free of charge to any charity, non-for-profit, voluntary or community group or organisation and links can be included to the group’s own website, if they have one.

Visitors to the community portal can find organisations under a wide range of different categories that appeal to them and can search for groups throughout Thanet or narrow their search down to Broadstairs, Margate, Ramsgate or the villages.

Cllr. Martin Wise, Cabinet Member for Finance, Improvement and Customer Service, said: “This is an excellent resource for the community and voluntary sector in Thanet. Our area is full of non-for-profit, voluntary and community groups, all of which do a great job of providing resources and services for our residents and, as a Council, we want to help them as much as we can. That’s what the new Community Portal is all about. It’s a way of promoting the superb work that these groups do, including their events or their news. It allows them to update their information as often as they like and then the Council will publish it on the website. I’d urge any organisations who haven’t yet joined the Community Portal to take advantage of this great opportunity”.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I do hope this Portal works better than the TDC website which, the more I use, the more I find it has problems.
I notify them of the problems (through the website, maybe thats my mistake???)
but nothing gets fixed.
Two recent examples are no refuse collections days shown for much of Canterbury Rd Margate and February's planning applications listed for the first week of August on the TDC part of the Planning Portal.
In addition there are typos which for example show an ethnic percentage of 0.3% being listed as 3%, its only a factor of 10!!

Its things like that which cause me to have no faith in anything I read on there, bit like the local newspapers really, perhaps its a sympton of the Thanet Disease.

Particularly frustrating when you can't get anything put right in Thanet, whether its the Police or the Council or whatever.