Stratford goes digital with community events

Stratford District Council has installed a digital community noticeboard to profile local events and activities.

Standing tall at the northern entrance to Stratford, the new digital noticeboard was made possible from a TET funding grant as part of the Stratford 2035: Future of Broadway Project.

Kate Whareaitu, Stratford District Council director community services said the noticeboard will also be available to not-for-profit organisations for advertising community events.

“We’re inviting local community groups and not-for-profit organisations to make the most of the noticeboard to advertise their own events for free,” she said.

In 2018 it was estimated that more than 15,000 cars travel on State Highway 3 through Stratford on a daily basis.

Positioned on such a busy route there is potential for at least half of that number to see the noticeboard each day.

“It’s about creating awareness and promoting the awesome activities that happen in our district.”

Community organisations wanting to advertise on the noticeboard need to meet the criteria within Stratford District Council’s advertising guidelines.

Guidelines and an online form to submit advertising can be found on Council’s website

http://www.stratford.govt.nz