Welcome to the new website!
It's been along time coming (about 9 months in all), and the journey isn't quite over yet.
Some elements are still being completed (like the group profiles) and some have bugs of minor or major importance - all of which is being gradually whittled down by our development agency. I hope you'll continue to show the patience and good humour that you have kindly shown the Membership Team over the project's process (and through the somewhat painful life of the previous website).
However, on a more positive note we do think you'll get a lot out of the site.
We've introduced some new tools and features (like the Dashboard to bring together all things related to your groups), tweaked and simplified some others (like your events listings which, by the way, can now be edited by anyone in the group) and completely re-structured the navigation to make it easier to find content related to that which you are looking at (hopefully helping to highlight other, complementary ways in which we can help - whether through advice, tools, discounts or connections).
We've also put a lot of work into trying to improve the overall usability: it is now considerably more stable and quicker than the old website (phew!), and is designed so that pretty much everything you need (posting an event, renewing your membership, reading resources...) can be done from a pc, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
So, although we're still working on it, we hope that you can see the improvement in lots of areas already and that you'll find it a useful resource for the years to come!
We have lots of ideas for where to continue to build on this, and I'm sure many of you do to, so let us know in this forum if you have suggestions or feedback to help us continue to improve.
Thanks once again for your patience, suggestions and support,
Marketing and Communications Manager.