Stokesley goes global with the introduction of free wi-fi

Stokesley town centre has gone global with the introduction of free access to the worldwide web.

Hambleton District Council has worked in conjunction with Stokesley Town Council and businesses to provide free wi-fi in the town centre.

Surveys show that shoppers and visitors increasingly want to connect to the internet and it can influence their choice of shopping destination.

Stokesley is the final Hambleton market town to become connected and Cllr Peter Wilkinson, deputy leader, said: “Visitors to any town now expect to be able to log on to free Wi-Fi when they arrive.

“Having wi-fi to complement our attractive market towns, coupled with quality independent retailers can only help our town centres’ fortunes. Creating a town centre wi-fi network will be a significant draw for visitors to Stokesley.”

The district council provided £3,500 to install the equipment for the network, with Stokesley Town Council, who is managing the project, funding the additional broadband line in the Town Hall required for the transmitter.

If you’re a local business owner and you would like to get your business involved in the scheme, then contact Julie Hutton at Business Support at Hambleton District Council today.