What are the aims of wirksworth.net?

wirksworth.net aims to develop a web site and associated online tools to provide a digital information source to the people of Wirksworth and the surrounding area. The resource will include opportunities for local people, groups and businesses to add their information, submit news and events or air their views on our forum.

Who runs wirksworth.net?

The web site is run by volunteer members and membership of the wirksworth.net editorial group is open to anyone who lives or works in the area.

Overall responsibility for site content is taken by NOW (New Opportunities Wirksworth), registered as Wirksworth Regeneration and Development Board Limited. The registered office is the Town Hall, Coldwell St DE4 4EU.

For more information contact us via email (see link at the bottom of this page).

If you would like to attend one of our (almost) monthly meetings and contribute to the site, please email us for details of our next gathering!

How can groups contribute to the content on Wirksworth.Net?

Local groups are welcome to take responsibility for a section of the site and to add their own content. By doing so your group is accepting to join the partnership and to agree to the Acceptable Use Policy. Your group should nominate a person to have responsibility for keeping the content up to date, an editing linkwill be sent to the email address you fill in when submitting information to the site.

How can individuals contribute to the content on Wirksworth.Net?

Anyone can submit news, events, business listings or information about a community group! Individuals are very welcome to join the editorial team and assist by producing stories, features and images.

How much technical skill is needed to contribute to the web site?

Our content editor Adding content is easy thanks to a hand made content management system we have created. It allows the easy editing of the site with a simple editor that works in a similar way to a word processor like Microsoft Word.

Events, business listings and community group editing is straightforward and a link to edit your content will be sent to the email address you fill in when you submit the content.

This allows anyone with basic I.T skills to keep their content up to date!

Will my content go live straight away?

NO. When you submit information to Wirksworth.Net it will be checked by a member of the editorial team before it goes live. This is to protect us against malicious material being uploaded.

How did Wirksworth Dot Net come to be set up?

This project grew from the successful campaign to establish wirelesss broadband in the area. Many members of that Digital Wirksworth campaign group wanted to make sure that once broadband was achieved, that the local community were able to gain maximum benefit from online technology. A Saturday seminar was run in March 2004 which effectively launched the present Wirksworth Dot Net Project.

The Project has benefited from support provided from the NOW project (New Opportunities for Wirksworth) and the Derbyshire Community Education Service.

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