About this website

Originally set up in 2010 to support the Sibford Society’s Domesday Project, The Sibfords website now aims to be of service to the Sibfords community at large:

  • to provide legally required information about parish council business
  • to keep villagers informed about amenities, organisations and forthcoming events within the villages
  • to provide current information about local issues and conditions
  • to provide a repository for historical information about the Sibfords
  • to spread a little joy in a sometimes troubled world.

The website does not provide facilities for online discussion and comment. However, many villagers find the Nextdoor social media site useful for selling and swapping household items, lost and found messages, recommending traders, commenting on local issues, etc.

The website is managed pro bono by the webmaster, Tim Huckvale. Apart from the webmaster, the website is primarily kept up to date by the Village Hall Booking Secretary, who ensures that all village hall events are listed in the Calendar. The Parish Clerks are responsible for maintaining the Parish Council pages. Village organisations may also be given editorial access to the website to maintain their own pages but, unless they are doing this frequently, they will usually find it simpler to ask the webmaster to update information on their behalf.

The operating cost of the website consists of fees for domain names and the hosting service. The total cost is about £100 per year and is split equally between the two parish councils. The domain names thesibfords.uk and thesibfords.org.uk are owned by Sibford Ferris Parish Council.

Apart from their own pages, the parish councils are not responsible for the website content. If you have any concerns or complaints, or suggestions for improvements, please address them to the webmaster.

The website is built using WordPress and a custom theme, and is hosted by Zen Internet. Our emailed news feeds are delivered by MailPoet.

The website has been designed and tested to work well on modern browsers including Firefox, Chrome and Safari, on desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile phone. There are minor issues with Microsoft Edge. The layout is weird on Internet Explorer version 11, but most features work in some way. It hasn’t been tested on earlier versions of Internet Explorer, and is probably unusable on them. Do please let the webmaster know if you are experiencing problems with viewing the website.