|Written by Webmaster ilkley.org|
The Ilkley.org website is managed by the Wharfedale Online Trust (WOT). This is a voluntary group organised as a Trust whose aim is to provide a community website for the area of Wharfedale up and down stream from Ilkley.
Our existence owes much to Alan Drew who gave birth to a community site for Ilkley in 1995 when a primitive Internet first became available. Sadly Alan died in 2008 and his son Phil is now a member of the trust.
Following Alan’s death it became clear that the old model of running the site, which relied entirely on the efforts of a few volunteers, was no longer sustainable. If Ilkley was going to retain its own community not-for-profit web site a new way had to be found. This is centred around two ideas:-
In 2009 we successfully applied for a grant from the Ilkley Parish Council and this has allowed us to develop the new look Ilkley.org and its 25 sister websites, and lay the foundations for the next 10 years.
We welcome involvement from members of the Wharfedale community whether they are individuals wanting to help out or groups that would like to make use of the opportunities that Ilkley.org offers. Please get in touch.
Get in touch
If you want to add your business details to the Local Businesses directory simply register at www.ilkley.org, then go to the relevant section and add the information yourself. It is a free service!
As part of the redesign we would like to thank Andy Savage for providing the panoramic photos of Ilkley.
Website re-design timetable
Ilkley.org is the largest of 20 Wharfedale Online Trust websites to be re-designed and to go live, funded by an Ilkley Parish Council grant. Others will follow in phases over the next six months as groups of users are trained. The detailed timetable follows.
ilkleyu3a.org 10 Dec 2009
ilkley.org 31 Mar 2010
summerfestival.ilkley.org 21 Apr 2010
wharfedalerecordedmusic.ilkley.org 22 Apr 2010
parishcouncil.ilkley.org 25 May 2010
concertclub.ilkley.org 29 Jun 2010
civicsociety.ilkley.org 19 Oct 2010
manorhouse.ilkley.org 29 Oct 2010
ct.ilkley.org 30 Mar 2011 - Ilkley & District Community Transport
goodneighbours.ilkley.org 17 May 2011 - Ilkley & District Good Neighbours
olicana41.ilkley.org 26 July 2011 - Olicana41 Club for Round Tablers
friendskhandwg.ilkley.org 14 Aug 2014 - Friends of the Kings Hall & Winter Garden
|Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016 09:37|