The Dunsmore Living Landscape scheme, managed by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, aims to encourage residents of Coventry and Warwickshire to explore the local countryside and find out more about the heritage and wildlife on their doorstep.
The Dunsmore Living Landscape scheme needed a website with a Content Management System to allow scheme staff the flexibility to upload material. We recommended using WordPress. The brief was to allow website users to explore and discover information about the scheme, encourage landowners and communities to take up funding opportunities, encourage users to engage in activities within the scheme area, act as a point of information for existing volunteers, and recruit new members and volunteers.
We designed and built an uncluttered but high impact website, including a 'What’s On' page of events and activities linking to an existing booking system; an interactive map of the scheme area that allows exploration of the landscape; and a blog section.
The website gained over 1,000 visits in its first week of launch, and continues to be a valuable platform for scheme staff to share information, promote events, and increase membership.