About the Website
The site was launched on 17 April 2005 and was announced at that year's Annual meeting on Monday 18 April.
The Council considers that it should have its own web site for the following reasons:
- Any official communication about the Parish Council and its affairs should be independent of any commercial or external influences or input and under its direct control.
- As a local government organisation, we have a wide range of information and material that we would like to make available and a web site is a good medium to do this.
There is no discussion forum on the Parish Council website but there is a means of contacting the Clerk directly and any issues raised by this method will be brought to the relevant Councillor's attention.
The Parish Council web site is one of several ways we are trying to improve communication within the Parish, a need which was identified in the early stages of the production of the Parish Plan.
About the people
This web site has been designed, created and is currently maintained by David Wickham and Richard Wickham.
David is the technical editor for a well respected games site http://www.allaboutgames.co.uk since 2001.
His main interest is in Linux based systems and web based programming and after graduating in computer science at Reading University is now working for a subsidiary of Websense in Reading .
Richard has been working with computers all his adult life since starting with real time computer systems for Marconi Radar back in 1974.
He was one of the earliest to be a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows 2000 systems and is also professionally qualified on various other systems.
He worked for Rank Xerox for seven years on the Ventura Software desktop publishing packages and more recently looked after the servers for B&NES Council in Bath, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton, moving on to clustered server systems on contract for a multi-national insurance company and is currently employed supporting Herman Miller's international operations from its headquarters in Chippenham.bf