I have been looking after the domain registration, hosting, managing and editing of this site since it was originally set up with Baildon Community Council something like 12 years ago. It hosted the Baildon Parish Councillors email until they got their own domain, baildonparishcouncil.gov.uk, and provided a map of all planning applications for Baildon. A spin-off of that was a planning meeting preparation system that is still used by some local councils. Very few updates have been made to the site over the last few years and an out of date site is worse than no site.
So, unless I have a change of heart I will not be renewing the domain registration next time it comes up.
Back in the early days there was definite separation between the Parish Council website and this site but the Town Council provide more community information now and with facebook, twitter, G+ etc. there is less of a need for a site such as this.
The purpose of the site was to provide information about Baildon to residents, local businesses and visitors.
Across the top of the screen is the main navigation menu. Clicking on one of the options will usually populate this window with all the information on that topic with the menu on the left of this screen showing a further breakdown of the option. This allows you to narrow down the information so that it displays the information you are interested in.
Also on the left is the calendar of events, a list of the next events, a list of the articles that have been worked on recently and a list of the articles visited most frequently.
When viewing this page there will also be a random news flash at the top right and the Shipley weather will be displayed on the right.
There are a few changes I will be trying to make over the next week or so - like putting the menu below the header images but if there is something missing please let me know. An image gallery perhaps?
Please feel free to comment about the website. You can do that at any time by using the Contacts link way up at the top of the screen.