Folkestone and Hythe (like most local councils) pride itself on its community-run organisations and events. Over 60’s clubs, scouts, sports venues, the WI, and many more come together to support the local community. Traditionally these, manly volunteer-run, activities are very analogue with the odd Facebook page. The council wanted to create a single ‘hub’ where local people can discover all their community has to offer.
With a limited budget and little time to spare, the resulting app had some lofty ambitions;
- - Simple and accessible
- - Activities ‘Local to me’ a key theme
- - Self-managing, requiring little insight from the council
- - Activities and event kept as current as possible