The Chidham & Hambrook website was launched at the beginning of October 2005, an outcome from the Parish Plan. It is a voluntary project run by the Chidham & Hambrook Website Association, a small group of community minded residents, and updated by representatives of various community organisations .
We updated the website with the new format in November 2017.
The website is for the benefit of residents and is intended to be apolitical, non commercial, and editorially and organisationally independent.
It incorporates the official Chidham & Hambrook Parish Council website pages (under construction), where editorial management and control is exercised by the Parish Clerk.
The funding comes largely from the proceeds of selling the Village Calendar which is produced by the Website Association and supported by photographs taken by local residents. Otherwise all the effort is voluntary.
Use of the website is free, and we do not charge for advertising. We do not carry commercial advertising except for local (village) businesses or where it is of interest to local residents.
The Website Association supports all village community activity and, if we have surplus funds, will from time to time support village organisations or events with sponsorship. Generally village organisations are also very supportive of the website.