Many of you kindly donated to our new website fund near the end of last year and we wanted to update you on the progress.
After raising the funding needed we signed a contract with an independent website developer who had been working on the planning stages of the project with us for over a year. The initial cost for a complete site rebuild was quoted between £12,000 and £30,000 but our developer was hopeful he could deliver this for the amount we had raised. As a sole trader he had very few business overheads. The original plan was that the site would be complete by November 2016.
Much progress has been made on the back end side of the website and the new patrol report took a lot longer to develop and code than anyone expected.
Last month we sadly learnt that our developer had decided to leave self employment and take on a full time role and this has left us no real choice but to transfer the development to a new company. We would like to thank him for all the unpaid work he has conducted to date and wish him all the best in his future job.
We’re hoping at this stage that a new contract will be signed by the end of March 2017 and work can continue without any additional fund raising needed.
We’re still working with the site’s Graphic Designer who has come up with some really cracking new visuals.
Thank you for all your generous donations and on going support for our work. We apologise for the delay in delivering what will be be a much more user friendly, mobile friendly and lasting legacy to the men and women of the British Resistance Movement.
UPDATE: We have taken up an offer from Hugh Frostick, son of Essex Auxilier Charles Frostick who is a very experienced Web Developer with all the skills necessary to build a new site for us. Unfortunately we find the prior work can not be used which means another fresh start, but should be worth the wait! We will then be able to upload all our research and make it far more accessible for all.