Basic information of local services through paid for adverts. Put through door once a year.
Bulky and often out of date. once issued to all owners of landlines.
Now not issued in our area
Often out of date. Selectively issued to households.
Jumbled information outside town shops & outlets.
Not available in the home.
Available to households with a landline. charged for set amount of telephone number information.
Search Engines produce tons of information you have to sift through to find what you need.
At the time there was no alternative, at home we had a large pile of heavy directories that were often out of date, the Pink card that only gave a few basic numbers, or the ability to use directory enquiries to get a maximum of three phone numbers at any one time. The shop notice board was of no use when you were sitting at home.
As the internet arrived we now have Google, it's a great search engine but can swamp the user with many pages of information that are not relevant , including many paid for advertisements, The required information still has to be searched for from large lists and is not automatically defined to your town or area.
BUT NOW WE HAVE WOO !
WOO is the Swiss Army Knife of desktop shortcuts
a hub of collated Local Information, advice, links to many other useful sources, all in one place!
Describing WOO in a few words is not easy, the best way to find out how useful WOO can be is to explore it and see.
Calendars; Live Travel; Map; Timetables; Weather;
Job Searching; Parcel Tracking;
Recycling & Money Saving ideas;
TV & Radio links; How to fix it videos.
Hospitals; Doctors; Dentists; Vets; Crime; Flood information; Disaster & Emergencies; Missing People; Police Information Requests; First-Aid advice; Medical information & videos, Family Safety; Home Support.
Contact numbers and websites for your local Schools; Colleges; Council Departments; News; Local Businesses and services.
WOO is all about keeping you & your family safe.
Medical advice, First-aid,
household advice, Fitness for those who cannot attend a gym, Tips for motorists,
WOO-KIDS helps keep the little ones amused and helps them learn.
Electric charging points; Places to eat and stay, Things to see and do; Camping information; Online TV & Radio, Maps.
To keep Woo always to hand and save having to search for your town, create a tiny (2kb) shortcut on your desktop. First go to the menu page for your nearest town, highlight and copy the full address shown in the address bar at the top of the page, then using the right mouse button click on a blank area of your desktop and choose 'New' and then 'shortcut'. Use the right button to click in the box, and Paste in the copied address, press OK. Another box will open for you to name your shortcut eg 'Woo', then press OK again. Tuck this new icon away in the corner of your screen and you will have instant access to your own local information at a click of the icon. Alternatively, goto the menu page of your town and click to add it to your list of Favourite's / Bookmarks.
WOO wishes to be non-political, unbiased and non-disciminatory.
WOO wishes to be as environmentally friendly as possible, by reducing the use and need of paper leaflets and directories, and by actively promoting recycling ideas and practices through its special sections.
Woo wants to be part of the community, giving useful something back, involving the community in its work and its content, providing the community and vistors to that community the helpful information and advice they may need, all in one place. Woo wants to Create awareness of local and national events, promoting local businesses, groups, individuals and places. Promoting not only the town itself, but Wales as a whole, showing off our beautiful scenery, many interesting places, heritage, history and it's culture.
Woo is eager to support the many worthy charities and non-profit making groups that give so much to our communities and make us proud to live in Wales, by providing them with free advertising to help promote awareness.
General Data Protection Regulation.
WOO ensures that only the minimum information is recorded and stored safely, this will include the necessary Customer Data for those paying for advertising which includes :-
Business name, business address, contact name, business phone number, business email address, dates of advertisement periods and dates of payments.
No tracking of visitors or insertion of cookies is used by WOO
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You can use your Smartphone camera to quickly go to your town's main page.
Or click the image or button to be taken straight to the town of your choice.
I started WOO as a personal project and with just one town in mind, Welshpool the town where I live. The original site over its years of development had many rewrites and style changes. Many new ideas were added and tried out and gradually it took its current form.
I was soon approached by other viewers asking if their town could also be included, soon Newtown was added and then later followed by others. The interest grew and I had to decide on where I would take it to in the future.
Woo is growing all the time, and many more new towns will be added once all the research into each town has been done. Wales has many county boundaries so to simpify things I had to split Wales into the five zones shown below, sometimes the information will overlap and towns on the imaginary borders will appear in two or more zones.
I will concentrate on one zone at a time starting with 'Mid-Wales', and gradually expand to cover the other four zones.
Who knows, as time goes by and with a little assistance from others, maybe WOO will eventually grow to cover the whole of the UK.
Greyed out labels are sections not yet completed.