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Website Development

Website Steering Group

The next meeting of the Website Steering Group will be on Wednesday 28th March 2018

The current representatives for each group are:

  • Church - Michael Barclay

  • Village Hall - Jolene Moulding

  • Short Mat Bowls - Trevor Apps

  • Social Club - Bruce Waitson

  • Newchurch Village Productions - Amanda King

  • Newchurch Awards Scheme - Helen Langrish

  • Parish Council - Trevor Apps and Neale Waters 


News on developing History section

Work continues on the History Project and sections are now live on the website.  Click here to see the History pages.  We are grateful to our former local Councillor Alan Clifton-Holt who recommended us for a discretionary grant of £500 to get the project underway.

Understanding Webstats

The four top level statistics are Hits, Files, Visits and Pages.

  • Visits is a person coming to the site and requesting one or more pages. Using the basic assumption that if they've not done anything for a period (usually 20-30 minutes) then they've left the site, all pages that have a gap less than this are considered to be a single visit.
  • Pages is the number of pages viewed by all the visitors. You generally get a new page when you click on a menu item to move around the site.
  • Files : a page is made up of the page text, pictures and images downloaded as part of the page. Counting all of these gives you the file count.
  • Hits is a bit like files, but includes all navigation buttons. On average, each page will have around 15 hits.

If you're looking at how effective your website is then in most cases, you can ignore the hits and files. At a basic level, the number of visitors is important as is the ratio of visitors to pages - this gives us the average number of pages that a visitor looks at. Why is this important? Because if your site is interesting then people will stay around and read more, if it's not then they will look elsewhere.


None of this happens by itself.  The Parish Council would like to acknowledge the huge effort that Sandi Starling had made to bring together all of your material and co-ordinate it with the website designers.  

For the time being she will be responsible for updating the website with your changes and you can email her by clicking here.



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