provides an opportunity for community and voluntary organisations and parish and town councils in Essex, to create a website and publish their information.

What is offers a way for community/voluntary groups and parish/town councils to communicate online, providing the right tools to create a web presence. A website on offers the opportunity to improve communication with local authorities, other groups and the local community.
It is a free service so there are none of the costs generally involved in setting up and maintaining a website.

The website will enable you to:

  • inform your communities about the latest news and events
  • update and maintain information on the services you provide including opening times and contact details
  • facilitate discussion forums with users and/or members
  • conduct online surveys and polls that only your users and members can access
  • publish documents such as leaflets, annual reports, press releases, forms and fact sheets.

Access is through any internet-enabled computer either at home or in public places, such as a library or an internet cafe.

Free websites for community/voluntary organisations or parish/town councils.

You will need to register as a member of before you can request a free website for your organisation or council. Please read the terms and conditions of use .

Once you are a member of, log in and then apply for a free website .When your application has been approved, you can start to create and build your website.

FAQs & Help

The frequently asked questions can be accessed from the FAQ page.
Help Sheets can be found at the Help page.

Contact us

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Useful links

EssexOnline Portal - your gateway to services and information across Essex.

Essex Association of Local Councils (EALC) - promotes and supports the interests, rights, and functions of Parish and Town Councils in Essex.