I sometimes think that the question of communication must be the hardest concept to grasp because everyone has a full understanding of what is meant by the word and assumes that everyone else has the same understanding!
Communication within our parish is, to say the least, fragmented and sporadic.
John maintains this website and there is the official village website maintained by Jim Williams but as we have no knowledge of which households view these sites they can hardly be described as an effective method of communication.
This is no reflection on the people who maintain the websites, they can only display what they receive and as the “Events” section of Jim’s website shows either the Village Hall is totally inactive or the people who run or use the Village Hall see no advantage in using his website to publicise their activities.
There can be no understanding of how much the community makes use of the two websites unless readers indicate that they have visited a site by leaving a simple comment. I believe that there is reluctance from some residents to let it be known that they make use of the sites, perhaps John and Jim can devise a way for readers to communicate anonymously.