A NEW website has been launched to promote the businesses of Ilminster and help draw more people to the town.

VisitIlminster.Town was launched by Jean Pas, who owns Prima Moda Brides, and Jo Tippett, manager at E&S Computers.

The site features listings of businesses in Ilminster with more being added every day.

If also has a calendar of events to stay up to date with what is going on in the town.

Jo, who designed the website, said: “We just wanted to promote Ilminster and all the businesses, and get more people into the town.

“When it went live we had 50 people on the first day, which was a really good start for us.

“We have a Facebook page as well so things can be shared around from there.

“We want people to check out the website and if they want a listing to get in touch.”

The address for listings is info@visitilminster.town.

Jean said: “We wanted something new and fresh.

“It was a discussion together. We just wanted something new and easy to access.

“It was a group idea. It is important to work together.

“It is a work in progress still, and we are adding more businesses.”

You can also feature your events in the page’s calendar by emailing events@visitilminster.town.

Jo added: “Pictures are important for us because a lot of people see a shop and sometimes they think ‘that shop was good but I cannot remember what it is called’.

“To be honest we didn’t even realise how many businesses there are in Ilminster until we started doing the list.”