The free community website set to speed up the rural ‘grapevine’ and bring villages closer together
Rural communities are being given a boost by a unique new website aimed at improving inter-village communication. The website is called VILLAGE FRIEND and can be found at www.villagefriend.com.
The community-sharing website is simple and easy to use and is 100% free.
It’s a facility for local people to create adverts containing community information & events and to promote local businesses, goods & services. There’s even a forum to discuss local issues or provide information for others.
People can produce adverts similar to 1-page websites that are recognised individually by search engines like Google, etc.
An advert comprises of up to 3000 characters, up to 8 slideshow images, a Google Map, a website link, social networking links and spam email protection.
Even the IT phobic can produce adverts quickly and the adverts can be kept fresh because people manage their own adverts.
Visitors to Village Friend can decide exactly what local area to view by using the Postcode Radius Search facility.
The aim of the website is to create a ‘village friend’ who knows everything about everything in the area and is available 24/7.
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