The survey entries are all in; we must wait for the data to be analysed and the results sent back to us from the professional body hired for the purpose, at which time we will arrange a meeting to deliver the results to the membership. Representatives from other interested parties will be invited along.
[I would remind everyone that the monies for this service was provided as part of the Grassroots Foundation Grant that also paid for the new Main Entrance Sign; the 5 notice boards; the 1st year hosting for this website (design, building and management of which is, and will always be, free of charge); the Newsletters and various other items.]
The first number drawn from the 'hat' belonged to Angie Atkins who receives £50.00 worth of shopping vouchers; second was Lyn Pain and third, Allan Ashford, who both received vouchers for £25.oo.
They are seen here receiving their prizes from Lesley Pattenson, the Committee Member responsible for the idea of having the survey and who has been at the sharp end throughout.
(Left to right: Lyn; Angie; Allan and Lesley)
We extend our thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill in and return the survey; the Foundation Trust Grassroots Funding body for the necessary monies and the Management Committee, who made it all possible in the first place.
There is no doubt that the resulting information will be put to positive use in the future.
Photograph © DAB-P 2011
All of the comments submitted regarding the site were positive; however, one or two were borderline or inaccurate as they were based on false assumptions.
For example, someone mentioned the "...... large chunks of Latin [in the History section] which", they continued, " probably comes with the Wordpress package." In fact, the site is built using Joomla!, still open source, but a lot more sophisticated and difficult to learn than Wordpress, which lacks the ability to do a number of the things I have added and will be adding as time goes by. This person went on to say "The website needs to be kept up to date and dead links should be removed."
This, of course, is common sense and I do the best I can. I receive no payment for any of the designing, building and managing of the site, so this is the sort of remark I want people to follow up, by being good enough to take the time and make the effort to use the 'Contact Us' page; let me know if you come across a link that does not work/is out of date; or if there is something inaccurate written anywhere.