Decision details

Talk Community Website

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member housing, regulatory services and community

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval to procure, develop and implement a single web platform for the Talk Community website that provides a one stop shop for information, advice and guidance to support the health and wellbeing of the residents of Herefordshire.


a) The council procures a single web platform for the Talk Community Website for a period of 3 years; with an option to extend incrementally each year for a period of 2 years; and with a maximum value of £240k.


b) The Corporate Director Community Wellbeing be authorised to take all operational decisions associated with the procurement, development and implementation of the Talk Community Website.

Alternative options considered:

Not procure a web platform for the Talk Community website for information, advice and guidance. This option is not recommended the current contract comes to an end in May 2023, and although there is an option to extend for a further one year, the current web-site is in need of improvements.


Continue with the two separate sites. This is not recommended as users have to navigate between the two sites

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Rachel Watkins, Programme Coordinator – Talk Community Email:

Publication date: 26/09/2022

Date of decision: 26/09/2022

Effective from: 01/10/2022

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