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News and Views is the heart of the site with news items, opinions, and general observations on life in Bishopthorpe and the surrounding area. Don't forget also the Purple Pages - the growing local directory for community groups, local services and businesses. Go to the Purple Pages and download a form to be included free in the Purple Pages.
This is a community web site with a range of sections all about local affairs here in Bishopthorpe, York. This front page introduces the site and its sections. Use the links above, or click the title to go to the section
City Councillor is the web site and blog of John Galvin, our local City of York Councillor.
Local Travel provides links and news about travel and public transport in the area and further afield.
Local History is the site of Bishopthorpe Local History Group, with a growing archive of articles and pictures of local life in previous years.
Nature Notes is the place to go if you're interested in the nature and wildlife of the area.
Parish Council is the site for Bishopthorpe Parish Council.
Doctors links you to details of the Bishopthorpe Surgery in Church Lane.
Gallery is the place to view picture collections by local photographers.
Site News keeps you informed about what's happening with this web site.
Get Published tells you how to get your own stuff onto the site.
Email tells you how to get a bishopthorpe.net email address that you can use anywhere.
Contact Us is where you can get in touch with the site team for information or to make a request for a service.
And the Links page links to archive pages and other sites covering local affairs and information.
About the site
The Bishopthorpe dot net web site is created by local people to provide information, news and comments about local affairs in Bishopthorpe, Middlethorpe and Acaster Malbis.
A Bish dot net team of volunteers has built the framework of the site - but anyone can join in and put something online.
The site has been funded by the Millennium Trust, by private donations, and most recently by a grant from the City of York Council Ward Committee.
Who is it for?
The site aims to benefit the local community.
The site has three main audiences. First, there are ourselves, the people who live here - including newcomers and past residents. Second, there are prospective visitors and residents. And third there are those who are interested from outside - such as family history researchers, those in the local media or government, relatives and friends.
There are strong policies on two issues: the privacy and security of personal information, and the safety of our younger users. But there is no editorial policy, and no ties to specific organisations, and no wish to exercise editorial control. Each author or commenter is entirely responsible for his or her own content. Where applicable Copyright liabilities are made explicit.
The policy is explained in the Acceptable Use Policy that can be downloaded here.
News and Views is the heart of the site with news items, opinions, and general observations on life in Bishopthorpe and the surrounding area.
Don't forget also the Purple Pages - the growing local directory for community groups, local services and businesses. Go to the Purple Pages and download a form to be included free in the Purple Pages.