THE PAGE FOR FIRST TIME VISITORS TO THE WEBSITE
This page is designed especially for first time
visitors to the Barford Community Website, to introduce its contents
you find your way around.
The website covers the three parishes of Barford, Sherbourne and Wasperton
in Warwickshire, England. It is an independent website, managed on a
voluntary basis by members of the Barford
Community Website Group. You can get in touch by using the "Contact Us" link.
The website has two main elements:
information which is updated every month, about the news, events, meetings and
organisations in the villages. In this sense, the website acts rather like a
more permanent articles and features of interest to villagers,
similar to those found in magazines
All parts of the website can be reached from the main menu,
which is centred at the top of every page. Some pages have an additional
and these are placed at the top left of the page.
The information part of
the website includes:
The “What’s on” page lists all
the upcoming events in the villages.
The “Community” section has news from many of
the organisations in the villages, the local primary school,
and individual charity work and fund raising activities.
It has links to individual pages
for most local groups and societies. It also contains information
from the Joint Parish Council, including comments from the Chairman,
dates and minutes of meetings, and a list of local councillors.
The “Church” section contains news from the three Churches in
Barford, Sherbourne and Wasperton, including details of all church services
and a regular monthly letter from the Priest in Charge, the Rev David Jessett.
The “Parish Plan” section includes news about the progress of
the various groups who are working to produce a Parish Plan for Barford.
The “Business” pages list our local sponsors and advertisers.
We also offer a free “Small Ad” service to villagers.
The "News Now!" pages show up to the minute headlines from the
BBC, Daily Telegraph and Guardian newsrooms. A good reason to make the
Barford Community Website your own home page and visit every
Moving on to the “magazine” part of the web site, this includes
a wide selection of articles and feature pages which we hope are
of interest to villagers, and those with an interest in the village.
The pages include:
History. A series of articles about local history,
including personal reminiscences about village life in Barford
in times gone by.
Nature. This section of the website is building a series on the Birds of Barford, and we hope to extend this to other aspects of local flora and fauna.
People. An occasional series of articles about Barford people,
past and present.
Our picture gallery has many sets of photos, some taken recently
and others historical pictures. We have
aerial photos of Barford, black and white pictures from the 1950’s,
the Easter floods of 1998, recent events such as the School
Fete and Golden Jubilee village party, and much
more. We are now using JAlbum software which makes for easy viewing of individual pictures, or as a slide show.
A by pass road, to take traffic around Barford instead of
through the village, has been long awaited by many residents,
and this page shows the latest information, as well as background
to the project.
The "Recreation" page links to the Cricket Club
and other local sporting and leisure organisations, as well as
having individual pages for local rambles and fishing.
The “Travel” page gives comprehensive information, including
complete bus timetables for the three villages, and links to
on-line rail timetables and other external travel web sites.
We try to include an occasional new entry on our “Features” pages, giving a miscellany of articles of interest to residents.
Previous articles can be accessed via the archive.
The "Genealogy" page offers you an opportunity to request
information, or find out more, about previous generations who
have lived in Barford. This page has created a lot of e-mail traffic off
has brought together people from all over the world who have
a common interest in tracing particular family histories.
Please use our webshop for all your on-line shopping. You can shop with nearly 100 on-line retailers, including Amazon, M&S, John Lewis etc.
It will cost you nothing extra, and prices are often lower than on the High Street, but the commission earned allows us to run the website as a free service to villagers. The webshop can be reached from the
Finally, we have a page of "Links" to other web resources. These
include local tourist attractions such as Warwick Castle and Shakespeare's
Stratford, as well as local services, restaurant reviews etc.
As the website continues to grow, additions are highlighted each
month in the “What’s New” page.
Now please visit our “site map” to
see the contents of the web site at a glance, and go from there to any individual
page. When you've browsed the site, please visit our "guest book" page and leave your comments.
Thanks for visiting!
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