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The Gloucestershire Portal was created by a local man who is intensly proud of the county and his home town of Gloucester. It started when I first started my company and was then SoftData and Virtual Gloucester. For those of you who would like a laugh and a bit of nostalgia you can still see the site on the Way Back Machine in May 1998 which is when archive.org first crawled the site.
Since then the site has gone through many updates until it now sites on it’s own domain that you see now. The current site consists of many pages about the county, Old Gloucester, Gloucester history, Forums for personal and business use, Streaming videos and our famous Gloucestershire Directory
The busiest sections are the forums and the directory. If you have any interest in the county at all, whether it is business or personal then our forums are for you.
Our Gloucestershire Directory is an important part of this site. We do a large check twice a year to make sure that sites are still operating, and that they are still Gloucestershire based, and also look at adding new locations.
This time we are concentrating on the Forest of Dean. We have gone through the listings and created new directories for towns and villages with more than 2 sites. The poor old Forest seems to have suffered more than most in this recession, with any sites no longer working, and many that seem to be abandoned ( with 8 of them serving up malware ). We have removed all these sites, and sent our spider out looking for more.
Don’t forget it is free to list, so long as you show a Gloucestershire address.
Every web site goes up and down with it’s visitor count of course, but the stats for June on this site are astonishing. We have had nearly double our normal quota. That is marvelous for me of course, because it means the hard work is paying off, our advertisers are getting a better deal, and it shows the interest there is in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire. We still have not reached the end of the month, but I’m looking forward to analyzing our stats more than normal.
As local people we have always seen the value in promoting truly local business. The site has many features valuable to local business.
- Our local directory - Free to list your business, our Gloucestershire Directory has many imitators, but none match it. We list over 8000 local web sites, all by their locality
- Our Bulletin Boards – Members have many advantages. You can list your events free of charge. We have a dedicated board for you to tell us all about your business. Unlike many boards today, because we check our members we do allow a sig with a link to your site on every port you make.
- Free Blogs - again we do allow links in just the same way as in the forums
- Free Image Gallery – Upload your photos here
- Send your posts, blogs and images directly to your twitter and facebook pages
- For a very modest fee, advertise on our site – one of the busiest in Gloucestershire
There is much more, so come on in, the water is fine
Visit Gloucestershire is, not surprisingly a site all about the beautiful English county of Gloucestershire. The website contains bulletin boards where you can safely chat with others on local issues, a directory of Gloucestershire websites listing over 8000 local websites , Photos of Gloucester past, and a whole lot more including Alan’s Gloucestershire Transport history site. It is run by Gloucestershire people, for Gloucestershire people.
We even have boards that allow local businesses to post about their service, and a best of board for you to review anything gloucestershire
Enjoy the site, and why not join our boards and take part in local discussions.
If you are looking for anything in Gloucestershire, from your local council to local shops and businesses, then our Free Directory is still the best place to look. Containing over 7500 web site, all local and listed by location, there is no place better. See What’s new here
Are you running a local business or service? Then submit your site FREE. Run by Gloucestershire people for Gloucestershire people
Gloucestershire Gateway Trust claim on their web site that “Gloucestershire Gateway Trust is a charity, set up in 2007 in order to bring this vision to reality.”
I was doubtful all the time as charities always display their number on their web sites. Today the Charity Commission replied to my enquiry with this email
Thank you for your email dated 16 July 2010.
I would like to advise you that the Commission is aware of this situation, and are currently looking into this matter.
I can confirm that Gloucestershire Gateway Trust is not a registered charity, however the Charity Commission has received an application to register the organisation. This application has yet to be processed, and as such they should not refer to themselves as a charity.
It makes you wonder how many of their other claims are true.