Q: When and why was ulverston.com created?
A: Ulverston Ltd was incorporated as a company in 2013 with Ulverston Town Council support specifically to operate the tourist information website “Visit Ulverston” at visitulverston.com. Visit Ulverston was retired when the Choose Ulverston tourism website was introduced with significant new direct funding from Ulverston BID to promote levy-paying businesses in the town. Following the changeover period and some settling down, Ulverston Ltd set up ulverston.com as an independent community website, to focus on smaller events and to cover a wider geographic area than the BID-funded website.
Q: Who can publish events on the website?
A: Anyone, as long as they are running the event in Ulverston or somewhere in the Furness area, and it’s legal and decent. Events can be one-offs, or recurring. The whole point of the website is to advertise as many local events as possible, so you shouldn’t feel that your event isn’t big enough or good enough. If you run an event, then this website is here to help you to connect with your customers. Please register as a user, and have a go at publishing your event.
Q: Can I sell tickets for my event on the website?
A. We provide a facility for issuing free tickets (RSVPs). We might offer a facility in future for paid tickets, but don’t want to stand on the toes of the Coro Box Office, Ford Park, etc, so the jury is out on that at the moment. In the meantime, for paid tickets you can include a link to your own website, or to an external ticket website, such as Eventbrite.
Q: How much does it cost to advertise an event?
A: Nothing! The website is provided for the community, and is largely self-service. We don’t need to pay editors, photographers, etc. The costs of hosting the site are negligible, so no charge necessary. However, if you’re able to display an A5 advertising poster, or a small window sticker, then we’d really appreciate the publicity. Please ask us via the contact form if you’d like leaflets and stickers.
Q: What happened to the previous Ulverston events websites?
A: The website addresses and some elements of the previous Ulverston websites were retained and incorporated into ulverston.com. In particular: ulverston.net, ulverstonfestivaltown.co.uk, and visitulverston.com. Each of these former website addresses is still active, but all of them now point to ulverston.com. Ulverston Town Council continues to maintain its own website for general information, meeting minutes, policies, and publicity for major events, and can be found at ulverstoncouncil.org.uk.
Q: Which is the best fish & chip shop in Ulverston?
A: Sorry, we’re not prepared to answer that question, except to say that we would happily go to any of them. Nor will we recommend the best pub, restaurant, hotel, cafe, outside-caterer, or Chinese takeaway. However, to avoid being accused of being totally unhelpful, we are prepared to advise you on the best cinema, the best Mexican restaurant, the best railway station cafe, and the best town-centre museum. Other questions that we won’t answer include what is the best festival, music venue, sports club, primary school, dentist, supermarket, brewery, bike shop, estate agent, picture framer, or barber’s shop. You’ll have to decide for yourselves!