Closure of SurreyCommunity.info
We will continue to update the information and advice available on this page in the coming months.
If you have a question about the closure or about your site on SurreyCommunity, do contact us.
When will SurreyCommunity.info close?
We will close on 31 March 2020. SurreyCommunity.info and all websites hosted on it will be unavailable after this date.
Why is SurreyCommunity.info closing?
We originally set up SurreyCommunity in 2006 to provide an easy-to-use and affordable way for community groups to publish their content online. Since then, the online world has changed enormously in terms of possibilities, expectations and requirements.
Although we’ve been able to sustain SurreyCommunity.info for over a decade, we’ve not been in a position to develop it in any significant way for several years. To continue to maintain SurreyCommunity.info so that it meets current and future security and accessibility requirements, and to be able to update it to offer the features and facilities that other hosting services provide would require substantial investment.
Because of this, and because the need that we originally set out to address no longer exists – there are a large number of free and affordable website providers now – we have, following discussions with borough and district colleagues, regretfully concluded that SurreyCommunity.info is no longer viable, and have decided that it will close.
I have a site hosted on SurreyCommunity – what do I need to do?
You will need to make alternative arrangements for your site before the end of March 2020. You may want to consider:
- Setting up a new site with another provider.
- Using social media (such as Facebook or Twitter) instead of a website.
- Closing your site (if you no longer need it)