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New website aims to put spotlight on Pudsey after lockdown

A new website will aim to shine the spotlight on Pudsey – and help town businesses recover after lockdown.

MyPudsey is the work of four Pudsey residents who want the site to be a one-stop shop to support businesses, help people access community groups and organisations and provide a guide for visitors to the town.

The website will also provide events and business listings of more than 160 local companies, as well as free jobs listings. It will launch on 2 March.

The site has been designed by Glenn Taylor, with support from his wife, Hayley. The idea came from Trish Smith, who is also a Pudsey councillor. Her partner, Damon Sugden, has also helped.

Between them they’ve put in more than 100 hours to help put MyPudsey together on a voluntary basis.

Glenn, who runs Glenn Taylor Photography and Glenn Taylor Digital in Pudsey, said:

“Put simply we want to give something back to Pudsey. The town has a lot going for it after Covid, there’s the scarecow festival, the carnival, the Christmas lights and more. MyPudsey is a one stop shop for everything you need to know about Pudsey, from local businesses and the market, through to links on how to report local potholes or find medical services.

“Above all, it’s helping to connect residents with local businesses, which need everyone’s support right now.”

The site features links through to important services and community groups – and there’s no charge for businesses to use it or take out job adverts.

Trish Smith says she had the idea of setting up MyPudsey and first registered the domain name back in October 2018. She said:

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t had the chance, which is why is was so important Glenn came on board.

“The site will be a one-stop-shop for information about Pudsey – it’s about showcasing the best of Pudsey in an exciting and innovative way at a time when shopping locally and supporting Pudsey’s business community is so important.

“It links in nicely with the Pudsey Lottery, which is also helping businesses to bounce back and encouraging people to shop local.

“I think people will be surprised when they see the site just how good it is.”

The site, which will also include a blog focussing on Pudsey businesses and local history, also features an Instagram feed.

More details of the launch can be found on My Pudsey’s Facebook page.

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