MyCoffs Connect – a new online space and app for the local community to find out what’s on, join a group, or access services – is now live.
“During the MyCoffs Community Strategic Plan consultation, people were very keen to have an easy-to-use online platform to support the Community Vision of being ‘connected, sustainable and thriving’,” said Sian Nivison, Group Leader Community and Cultural Services. “MyCoffs Connect is an easy platform for community groups and service providers to list their details and also create and manage events. We want MyCoffs Connect to become the place to go locally to join a group, find a service or discover what’s on.”
The new MyCoffs Connect Directory – www.mycoffsconnect.com – is available both online and via the Access My Community app and is free of charge to community members, groups and service providers.
“If you are part of a community group or a service provider, get onto www.mycoffsconnect.com, create a login, list your group or service and get your events in the diary and become a part of this connected online directory for you and our community,” added Ms Nivison.
The directory offers some great features including:
- Free and easy access
- Easy to access diary of events
- Easily search for groups and services
- Handy ‘add event to your calendar’ function
- List and map views
- Up to date information
- Social media sharing
- Allows you to manage your own information
- Free support by calling 1300 762 515
- Intuitive and user friendly software
- Simple and secure
Plus the app allows you to quickly search what’s on, look for services, education and employment support, sport, recreation, conservation, information and advice, groups and clubs. You can also look up places of interest and find directions whether you’re walking, driving, cycling or taking the bus.
Thomas Arnold of the St Vincent De Paul Society of NSW (pictured above with Rebecca Blayney) said: “As someone who works to settle migrants into Coffs Harbour, this is a great resource for helping newcomers to join groups and be part of our community. It will also be a great place to advertise our agency’s events. The MyCoffs Connect directory is easy to use and provides a wealth of local information. So get on board, get noticed and get the word out!”
His view is echoed by Rebecca Blayney from the Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS): “This app is going to be a great way for people to navigate Coffs Harbour and find the activities, events, services and businesses that suit exactly what they’re looking for.”
MyCoffs Connect is part of My Community Directory and My Community Diary. These platforms provide a common platform for health and community services organisations to list their services online, for free, as well as provide a source of up to date data for planning, referral and research. My Community Diary integrates with the My Community Directory platform to link information together and provide a place where organisations can advertise local events and activities to a broad audience within their local government area for free.