The website has now grown from an initial six pages to over one hundred pages, with
the inclusion of the Parish Plan which was delivered to all villagers in February
2009. Editions of the Skeffling Newsletter from 2007 to the present have now been
added (thanks go to the Parish Council for the Parish Plan and Ms Toni Cornford for
their kind permissions in reproducing their work).
The reasons for the reproduction of the Parish Plan (an almost exact copy of the
printed version) was because when the Steering Group were looking for examples of
how other parishes had compiled their Plans, it proved to be a long and laborious
process having to download PDF versions for comparison purposes. This is why in
my version you are able to see each page immediately (if you have ever downloaded
a PDF document you’ll know why).
The Skeffling Newsletter is reproduced so that it can reach a wider audience. Demand
for the printed version has grown considerably over the years and as the Newsletter
is produced on a voluntary basis and at personal cost to Ms Cornford circulation
has been limited to nearby villages. The electronic version can now be read on-line
on the website, or e-mailed on request. With the inclusion of the latest edition
it has tripled the number of new and returning visitors to the website and is growing
month by month.
Due to growing demand from visitors to be able to have their say on the site, Skeffling
Chatter was set up for this purpose. This is my attempt to make the contents of
the website more inclusive and reflect the views of all villagers.
We now have several bloggers associated with the website and new contributors are
Recent additions to the website has been the inclusion of a Guestbook page, here
visitors can say what they think about the site and how it can be improved. Any
reasonable suggestions will be explored and possibly implemented. The same facility
is available on the Skeffling Chatter page. Also we are experimenting with a Buy
& Sell page where the community can offer their used items for sale. We have endeavoured
to make these two pages as user friendly as possible, you only have to give the details
that you want to and there is no registration needed to use this service.
With the recession still ongoing we offer a free facility for small local trades
people to advertise their talents on the local info page, and encourage visitors
to use their services were possible.
The website is continually looking for ways to offer more services. So if you have
any suggestions or would like more information on any of the articles, please telephone
me on (01964) 650645, or send an
When I embarked on building this website it was my first attempt at creating a presence
on the World Wide Web for Skeffling. After scouring the Internet I realised there
was very little information out there which was relevant to us as a village.
Apologies for the fact that our website address has no mention of Skeffling. It’s
not there because the site was set up initially for the benefit of family and friends
who lived some distance away, also to practice and enhance my own computer knowledge
of how websites were constructed. I did not at that time envisage the site as a
For those that would like to see a pictorial view of Skeffling and its inhabitants
please follow the link on the left.