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30. Apr 2018 at 09:38
 
Naturally, I felt very sad when I read the message in the top little box on here that the Forum will close down on May 25th....

However, I completely understand the reasons why and would just like to say a big ďThank you, AdministratorĒ for creating this site and keeping it running for so long...

It has been an invaluable source of information and always my first port of call for advice, etc ...

Also, it has been the place where I first met many people in the village who have become good friends...

I donít visit many social media sites but if I did, I reckon Iíd be hard-pushed to find one with such a big personality!

...so thank you to everyone whose posts have helped get this community... (Iíll miss you... Cry)
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Reply #1 - 30. Apr 2018 at 10:40
 
I too am saddened by news of the imminent closure of this Forum.

It was invaluable to me when I was considering buying a property in Cotford. I received many tips and opinions via the Forum and, like you Marilyn, I made a very good friend via this Forum. Wink

The Forum has been useful for the following:
Finding local trades people;
Traffic incident alerts;
The Chapel and Co-Op status (open or shut);
When is the 25 Bus coming?
Feeding the Birds tips;
Self operating Hedgehog webcam managed by Nobody in particular;
Mobile phone signal or lack thereof;
Will Tempus finally come out and put Marilyn's mind at ease or will he remain a mystery, a figment, lost in the Forum forever.
But most of all I shall miss reading about the Parking issues!

I think there is a presumption that everyone has a Facebook account and, even if I had a personal account, I much prefer this Forum. However I fully understand the reasons behind its closure and I would also like to thank the Administrator.

I just wonder if there could be an "add on" to the village website for a exchange of views......
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Reply #2 - 30. Apr 2018 at 11:18
 
I would like to add my thanks to 'Administrator' for the provision of this forum.
The recent revelations re Facebook show why some of us do not like it's intrusive nature.
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Reply #3 - 30. Apr 2018 at 12:48
 
A big thank you from us for providing such a user friendly service to the village, sad to see the closure but fully understand the reasons.
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Reply #4 - 01. May 2018 at 14:38
 
Sorry to hear the news,  Administrator,  but I do understand the reasons.   Many thanks for all your hard work.
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Reply #5 - 03. May 2018 at 07:55
 
Itís certainly a shame to see the forum close but I get the reasons.

Many thanks to our administrator for providing this place for a number of years. It has been a pleasure to act as a moderator here.
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Reply #6 - 09. May 2018 at 16:35
 
I'd like to add my thanks to our Administrator who set up and has run the Forum for so long.† It's been a very useful "tool" and mouthpiece.†
I purposely don't use Facebook or Twitter so the Forum will be much missed.†
Many, many thanks and best wishes.
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Reply #7 - 13. May 2018 at 16:56
 

                   Sunset

One day in two-thousand-and-seven,
A villager had an idea...
"Why don't I just set up a Forum,
To help build up the neighbourhood here...?"

He'd no inkling when setting its format,
Of the journey through time it would take,
How the posts cov'ring allsorts of subjects,
Soon a treasured mosaic would make...

Some discussions of serious nature,
Brought forth many, and varied, a view,
As did light-hearted (rib-shaking!) comments,
Oft' provided by......well......you-know-who...!!  Wink

Through this website we've shared tears and laughter,
Been united in cares and concerns,
Learnt a lot from each other; made friendships,
...now from daybreak to dusk the hour turns...

As the sun sets, we're left with reflections,
Of kaleidoscoped colour-rich gems,
Archived somewhere in space for forever,
'Social Media's Creme de la Creme'...

...so, eleven years on, we'll say "Thank you",
(Such small words can't convey all we feel)
To the person whose virtual-album,
Breathed life into this village for real...   Smiley xx
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