The new Cardington website, run by the Parish council, is now up and running. This one will continue to run alongside it for a while. Here is the link to reach it: http://www.cardingtonparishcouncilshropshire.co.uk
Diary updated - Kids Club breakfast on Saturday 17 February, and Lent Lunches.
Several new things on the Notice Board. A thankyou re the Cardington Christmas card; grants to keep warm and other information from Shropshire Council.
Parish Council page updated.
Weather Station - monthly weather records from other sources updated - now includes a link to the Met Office Weather Observations Website.
NB - quite a large e-mail list has been set up to let people know when there is a significant change to the website. If you do not get these e-mails but would like to, let us know by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
...... is to provide an open means of communication for any group in the parish who wishes to make use of it. Those who have been sounded out so far, including the Parish Council, the Church, and the Village Hall, are very positive about the idea.
It will have as many sections or pages as there is demand for, including a diary of events which will be updated whenever necessary. There will be a home page with a few “headlines” and links to the rest of the site and other relevant local sites.
Any group, formal or otherwise, can have its own page with sub-pages if they wish, to explain what they do, when and where they meet, who to contact, extra information about a particular event, or anything else they may wish to let people know about. Someone with an idea for a local organisation that doesn’t yet exist (eg a local history society?) could float it here and see what support emerges.
A block e-mail system will be set up for whoever wishes to join it, to alert people if, for instance, there is a last minute change affecting an advertised event.
The costs of setting up the website are not great. We paid about £18 for the domain name cardington.org.uk for two years and the Parish Council has agreed to fund this initial outlay. Hiring some space on a server out on the internet will cost £12 per year, but free for the first year. If the site got very big or if there was a lot of activity that might go up to £25 per year in which case we might be looking for some small contributions but certainly not at the moment.
To get information onto the website
Initially it is suggested you ring David Elliott on 01694 771282 to discuss your ideas, or e-mail email@example.com. The way it is thought things will work is outlined below.
It is envisaged that each group will appoint a representative to provide, and be responsible for, the content of their pages. This can include text, diagrams, photos, etc though it should be born in mind that graphics tend to slow down the delivery of information over the internet. Another consideration is that the internet is a very public place and anything that is placed there can be copied by any of the millions of people with access to it, so if you want to include a photo of someone get their permission.
The arrangement of pages, pictures etc is up to you, but maybe a current page with details of, say, the next meeting, who to contact, etc, and then a sub-page with background information about the organisation, might be one way to do it. The current page can be updated whenever necessary, the sub-page would probably rarely need it.
Items should preferably be provided in a computer file on a disk or in the body of an e-mail or attached to it, though some things could be in a physical form (eg photographs or a typed sheet) and they can then be scanned in. Those of us actually putting the material on-line are unable to offer a typing service, and verbal messages can only be accepted in a real emergency.
If you want to include a contact's e-mail address one can be provided as part of this web-site, of the form firstname.lastname@example.org. It is better not to put your private e-mail address on a web-site - if you do junk mail can become a nuisance.
Enquiries to David Elliott on 01694 771282 or e-mail email@example.com.
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