new interactive publishing site at www.parishcouncil.notton.org.uk - read the latest newsletter,events announcements and parish council minutes there.
I registered the domain name "notton.org.uk" for the village of Notton, situated between Barnsley and Wakefield, West Yorkshire, about 5 minutes from the M1 West Bretton Sculpture Park junction. This preliminary website was first published in November 2000. Development has been a bit slow but latest additions may be seen by clicking on the 'What's New' button, above
Let me know what you think, make comments or send content by email by clicking the link at the bottom of each page.
Navigating this site
This website could be used to publish the village news, in addition to the current printed version, with the added advantage that contributors can publish their articles directly as soon as they are written. They could also use the site for publishing more static information and contact details, say, for prospective members of the various clubs and societies - which include a tennis club, cricket club, gardening club, etc. - and events and activities in the village hall.
Just for a start you'll find past issues of Notton News:
And extracted from Notton News some info about the various clubs and societies:
Let me know if you want anything including or updating - some photos would be good!
I don't always have time to enter all the content but I am happy to show the various correspondents how to do it if they don't want to wait for me to get round to it.
The traditional gala held on the village green each year usually the second Sunday in June is famous locally for attracting up to 5000 visitors with a central arena providing top quality free entertainment, village stalls and selected charity and commercial stalls, rides and amusements for all the family.
Individuals or families can have an email address in a standard form similar to my own "firstname.lastname@example.org" so that residents, friends and others who know their name will intuitively know their email address. You don't need to change your existing email address, mail sent to the new "@notton.org.uk" address can be forwarded to your existing account at no charge.
We could set-up e-mail discussion groups so that those with similar interests could have continuing contacts between meetings - reading and replying to email at a time to suit themselves. As well as having regular email in your mail box there could also be a searchable archive of past discussions where previous questions and helpful responses could be read. Separate discussion groups could be as diverse as cookery, gardening, tennis and cricket - whatever you want really!
We could also ask each other for references for local builders and other trades and services. Any other ideas? email me!
Village Profile and 'Features'
Bob Stevenson has written a History of the Village which is now published here - any more snippets of information are welcome. Could include photographs and information about our village and community - tell the world how nice it is to live here - it might even increase the value of your home!
More useful information here and in the Services section of the website could include, for example, Councillors' and Neighbourhood Watch coordinators' names and contact details, and links to local websites for specifically local information on transport, health and local government services etc.