Not mentioned on any council or public authority or community websites, only this one, is that potential purchasers of residential Sovereign Harbour property need to know in advance that the annual flood defence and harbour charge payable by them is not levied anywhere else in Britain or Europe or the world. A much wider geographical flood zone area than just Sovereign Harbour is involved, affecting more than 17,000 homes as far as Bexhill, yet only 3,700 Sovereign Harbour residents (and subsequent owners) must pay the annual cost, nearly £260 in 2018. A recent Member of Parliament has stated publicly this is unfair and unjust. All business services including management companies and property developers are exempted. An additional covenant applies to owners of some South Harbour properties in the water feature precinct. In both cases, they are in addition to local council taxes, insurance, management fees and ground rents.
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By Keith A. Forbes and his wife Lois Ann Forbes at email@example.com Both disabled, they live in Eastbourne and write, administer and webmaster this website. Keith is a member of the UK's The Society of Authors and an activist for the elderly and disabled.
Benefits of reciprocal websites' linkage, see below
Simply because this website is new, these authors named above begin by providing free courtesy web links to many local entities and organizations. But it is not in our interests, is not a practical proposition, costs us money and is not a good investment, to continue to indefinitely give free advertising via links, to websites that cannot or will not reciprocate the courtesy. So if you would like to have the link to your website shown on our website and also on this Links page, please create a free courtesy link to this site at http://www.eastbourne1.org. Once done, this site will promptly create a free courtesy link to your website and show it on this web page.
The purpose of a website is to give your association or business or club or entity or organization a presence on the worldwide web at a price that is affordable, practical and realistic, as well as being your principal business or organizational face on the world-wide-web. Not having your own website in this day and age puts you and your association or business or organization at a distinct disadvantage.
Websites should be run directly from home or place of business by owners/managers themselves, not via a third party. When they all have their own computers these days anyway it makes no sense and defeats an essential part of the purpose of a website as not just a but the key introductory, communications, business development and functional tool of that particular business or group or organization when administration and management of a website is left by that entity's owner or management by default to a third party who does not have a personal vested interest in that particular business, is not concerned whether it makes a profit or a loss so long as the third party gets a website administration/management fee but who nevertheless effectively control the content of, updates for and links to and from that website.
So avoid not having a website of your own. Counter competition from one that competes with you in your business dealings. With your own website you can update it in timely fashion in the way you want when you want and hyperlink (link) to others entirely as you wish. Your own uniquely-named website means having your own domain and the ability to express your own unique individuality, to use the website to your best advantage. Once a learning curve is achieved, perhaps with appropriate web-editing software if not already in use and a reasonably decent digital camera to add photographs and scanner, it's simple and quick to keep a website fresh with updates and changes.
Properly naming a website is important. Don't always assume you can name it what you want. This often happens but sometimes the name has already been taken. The name of your domain will need to be internationally registered (hence "name registration") and a preliminary check must be made to see if that particular name is available or has already been taken. If it and its suffix (for example, ending in co.uk or org or me or biz, etc) has already been taken, there may be a simple work-around, such as merely adding an 01 or 001 to the name.
If you don't already have a website but would like one, instead consider as your first option the inexpensive service given by organizations such as One.com. In this author's opinion, it offers excellent value for a completely do-it-yourself website with all the basics included. Why spend hundreds of pounds sterling via a third party when for a total of £11.50 including VAT you can have a website for a whole year, with a somewhat higher cost but still very inexpensive yearly renewal. By going directly to One.com you'll save £££££.
If you create a website for your business or organization or charity, the cost can usually be written off as a business expense in your tax returns.
Before you consider joining for a fee any local or regional membership-based business group or high street or merchants or tourism-related hub or organization, know in advance it will likely only link to and mention your organization after you have paid the fee and are a member in good standing. It will or may not link to other entities even if they are your business or organization customers or suppliers, unless they too join. Consider not only the implications of this in terms of your linkage ability. You should also know that instead of having a completely independent website capable of expanding and updating according to your own needs and linking to your strategic advantage, you may be restricted in what you can do and that website's owner or producer, not you, may be both your effective website administrator and webmaster. Having sole control over your own completely independent website and its destiny by being both its administrator and webmaster is strongly recommended.
If you already have a website, before you even consider changing it, check the date it was last renewed and when it is due to expire, usually a year or two after last renewal and the name of the registrar. You should wait until it is soon going to expire before changing its location and registrar because if you change it beforehand you will not be refunded for the un-expired time.
Best way to control your website, especially when you have lots of photos or graphics and links is not online but offline via a free html WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor easily obtainable online. Make sure it is a WYSIWYG editor.
There is a standard disclaimer when you link to a site. It is that you do not necessarily endorse its content or even agree with some or all of it and are not in any way allied to it. But you electronically link to it for the comprehensive information it provides in ways supplementing and complementing your site that your own site either does not provide or does not do so in the same detail as ours. In short, its information and resources to complement and supplement yours will benefit your website. If you decide not to link to and mention it the choice is entirely yours - but remember the other website will have a similar right.
You or your association or company or corporation are always entirely free, without any permission needed from us, to electronically hyperlink (link) to any of our web files. By creating a link to us you do not infringe our copyright rights. But because it will infringe them when you don't do this, no permission can ever be given to extract any information or text or graphics or photographs or images from our website for any personal or commercial or educational use. Any laws to the contrary where you live do not apply to this website.
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Written, administered and web-mastered by
Keith A. Forbes
and Lois A Forbes at firstname.lastname@example.org
© 2018. Revised: February 20, 2018