Priory Vale resident, Swindon borough councillor and proprietor of Emnico Technologies Emma Faramazi has taken over the editorship and management of North Swindon’s community website www.prioryvale.net
Sam Allen of http://www.elevationstudios.co.uk “>Elevation Studios appealed in the December Swindon Link magazine for somebody or a group to take on the site as his commercial workload had become too great.
He had managed the site since it was set up as a marketing tool for the building companies creating Priory Vale by the North Swindon Development Company in early 2000. Sam continued to maintain it as house building wound down, after the NSDC agreed the site could become a community resource.
Explaining why she was keen to take over the reins, Emma said: “I’ve always watched the site and I didn’t want to see it fall by the wayside. We have the technical capability to run and host it at Emnico at no cost. All that’s needed is my time to keep the site updated.”
Prioryvale.net has been migrated onto Emnico’s hosting platform, eliminating previous hosting costs, a move which Emma believes will provide new opportunities for community groups. She said: “We can now utilise advertisers’ payments to set up small grants for community groups.”
As Priory Vale ward councillor on Swindon Council and chair of the North Locality, Emma naturally gets to hear about local events. However she is keen to ensure the site represents interests across the whole community. She said:“There are no plans to make the website political. As a community resource it’s important to keep it neutral.”
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