Launched in June 2000 melbourncambridge.co.uk remains a non-profit making website set up specifically for the community of the village. The purpose is to provide information on all aspects of village life including current events, local amenities and community issues. Its supports all local community groups, the Parish Council and Safer Melbourn.
Whilst the website does receive some sponsorship for the actual web space, this is a personal website which is administered on a voluntary basis. As such it is the right of the owner to edit aspects of the site as he thinks fit.
The website receives NO funding from the Parish Council or the Public purse.
A FREE website is available to Melbourn clubs and organisation, to operate independently. The site will be designed and prepared for the group and maintenance couldn’t be simpler! The site offers a flexible interface allowing those familiar with Microsoft Word or any word processing package to work with ease and efficiency on the site. And there is always help at hand should you come across problems.
Local events will appear on the front page, if you wish to ad an event to the What’s On section then use the What’s On form.
Available on the site – the latest issue of the Melbourn Magazine. This highly acclaimed, award winning Village Magazine is available to read online or as a download and can be read in its entirety, providing a source of news and advertisers for locals and a link for former residents of the village from around the world. Local Healthcare facilities are listed with information on Orchard Surgery. Education with links and contact details. There are links and information to local restaurants and accommodation. Together with sport clubs and available facilities and local groups and clubs
Divided into sections, the website offers a number of self-contained sites which include Village History, Parish Council, Safer Melbourn, Library, All Saints’ Church and URC, River Mel Restoration Group and Riverside Park. A number of these are maintained by their respective group or organisation.
In the History section we have historical photos going back over 100 years and extracts from local archives detailing life in the last two centuries. Work is still going on to add the immense amount of remaining information to the site. And for those interested in genealogy, we intend to publish the entire parochial baptismal, marriage and burial roles for All Saints’ Church, making family history searches that bit easier! The Melbourn History Group has undertaken the painstaking task of processing these names.
If you are unable to use any part of this site please get in touch with us and we’ll do our utmost to resolve the problem and make it easier.
To keep this website active and fresh we rely on your input, so please contact us if you have anything to contribute, or would like a website designated to your club or organisation.
This site is best viewed using either Firefox, Opera or Safari. Internet Explorer 7 and 8 work but cause a few problems. Firefox is recommended.
Sadly Internet Explorer 6 has become a major thorn in the sides of many web designers. Its inability to show images in the correct way has caused us to consider banning it altogether. As yet it has not been necessary for the whole site but those wishing to see the History Section will need at least IE7 or above. We recommend Firefox as the browser to work best with Melbourn Village website.