Q: Who can publish events on this website?
A: Anyone, as long as they relate to the Ulverston area, and it’s legal and decent. Events can be one-offs, or recurring. The 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.
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, if there is a demand. 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. We also welcome local businesses occasionally advertising on our Facebook group. If you’re able to display an A5 advertising poster, or a small window sticker, then we’d appreciate the publicity. Please ask via the contact form if you’d like leaflets and stickers.
Q: How much taxpayers’ money is used to manage this website?
A: Zero! Zilch! Nada! The operating costs for the website, email newsletter, and SMS text alerts are paid for entirely by Ulverston Ltd, with no external financial support. The Ulverston Resilience Group is granted free use of the website and newsletter, at no cost to the group.
Q: What happened to the previous Ulverston websites?
A: Some elements of previous Ulverston websites were retained and incorporated into Ulverston News. In particular: ulverston.net, ulverstonfestivaltown.co.uk, investinulverston.org.uk, visitulverston.com, and ulverstonalive.com. These former website addresses all now point to ulverston.com. In addition, ulverston.app and ulverston.co.uk are both owned by Ulverston Ltd, and are available for future projects.
Q: I have received an SMS text message from sender “Ulverston”. Is it genuine?
A: If you have joined our mailing list, there is an option to register your mobile phone number to receive alerts of major incidents or emergencies. Any SMS that we send to you will come from the sender “Ulverston”. We will only send you an SMS if we consider that it is genuinely urgent, and not between 10pm and 7am unless absolutely essential and unavoidable. We will send you an annual SMS test message at 7pm on the 7th of July, the “Triple 7 SMS Test”, which you should not reply to.