The website is designed and operated by residents of Buckland Newton, but with support from other individuals or organisations as needed to maintain, update and operate the website. A website “charter” has been drafted by the Website Committee to record the principles and purpose of the website.
Purpose of Website
To support the whole community of Buckland Newton without favour to any individuals or enterprises residing within the parish.To help promote the well being, growth and development of Buckland Newton as a local communityTo provide help and information to any visitors and tourists to Buckland NewtonTo provide help and information to the residents of Buckland Newton
Scope of Website
The geographical scope of the website shall include all those enterprises and people living within the parish boundary of Buckland Newton.The content scope of the website shall include information relating to the community of Buckland Newton as defined by its boundaries, geography, facilities and the people who live or work within the parish boundary.At the discretion of the Committee, the scope of both the geographical coverage and content may be extended beyond the parish boundaries if in the opinion of the Committee this would be beneficial to the users of the website.
There are no specific users for which this website is intended. All who log onto the website shall have free access. As far as possible users who have physical disabilities shall be able to use the website.
Maintenance and Upkeep
A Website Committee shall administer and run the website. This Committee shall be composed of residents of Buckland Newton parish, but with co-opted members as needed to provide specialist help or information. The Committee shall have a Chairperson and up to four other members including, Website Treasurer, Website Secretary, Webmaster, ordinary member.The Webmaster shall manage and maintain the website on behalf of the Website Committee on a day to day basis.The Website Committee shall meet periodically (at least quarterly) to agree any changes or improvements and to review the technical and financial operation of the website
Legal aspects and Privacy
The website shall be designed and operated so as to be a non-profit making enterprise.The website shall be designed to be self supporting financially and cover any running costs from funds raised by advertising on the website.If any surplus funds are generated from the website operation (after operating costs are deducted) these may be either ploughed back into website improvements or may be distributed, at the discretion of the Website Committee, in a manner similar to monies raised by the Buckland Newton Fete.All surplus funds will be used for the benefit of the Buckland Newton community.
Functions and features