Morpeth traders lining up new chamber website

Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade is lining up a new-look website ready for next year.

Chamber members DX Net Solutions and Coast Technology proposed replacing the current site, to be found at www.morpethchamberoftrade.com, after dismissing it as out of date, inflexible and not fit for purpose.

Jenny Wilkinson, of DX Net, and Lee Richardson, of Coast Technology, had examined the current site and concluded that it was too obsolete to be refurbished or upgraded, the chamber’s latest meeting heard.

It was agreed that the chamber set aside up to £3,000 to create a new website ready to go live next April.

Jenny will give a detailed presentation about the proposed new site at the chamber’s January meeting.

The new website, offering enhanced interactive elements for members to use, plus opportunities for businesses to promote themselves, would be provided by DX Net, of Dawson Place in Morpeth, at half the usual going rate of £5,000 or so, the meeting, held at Morpeth Conservative Club, heard.