Above: Work in progress - an early mock up of how the new Hub might look

The first step of the re-design has been to meet with groups of users and individuals to get their input on what they would like to see in a next generation community website. We've combined their ideas with the capabilities of the latest technology to come up with a radical new design.

The fresh layout and navigation design are already complete and we are now starting to build the new Hub from the ground up. It will deliver a smoother, faster, more streamlined experience for users plus a lot of new features.

Some of the noticeable innovations are:

  • A new mobile-friendly version which will display automatically if you are using a tablet or phone, making it simpler to keep in touch while you are on the move.
  • A new suite of editing tools that are easy to use yet more powerful.
  • Easier access for businesses, clubs, groups and individuals including better links to social media.
  • A terrific new myHub that lets you personalise your news feed so that you get the news you want when you want it.

The next generation Hub builds on Henfield's reputation for being in the vanguard of community websites. We will be testing the tools and systems over the next few months and will keep you informed of progress.

With best wishes to all our users and our thanks to the Big Lottery for funding us!

The Hub Team