Boost for local villages

Two rural Norfolk villages are enjoying a new way to keep up with the latest local news and events following the launch of their new website. Bawdeswell and Foxley have long shared a village magazine, The Reeve’s Tale, which keeps residents up to date with what’s going on in the area. The magazine has just received a revamp from local business Example Marketing and Web Design, who is also responsible for the new website

Emma Raines of Example, based in Bawdeswell, explains more:

“We’ve lived in the village for four years and always read The Reeve’s Tale when it lands on our doormat. We were approached about taking over the design and editorship of the magazine and thought it was a great opportunity for us to get involved in the local community. The website seemed like a natural extension of that.”

The new website will be updated regularly with news and local events, as well as featuring information on the wide range of clubs and societies that the villagers have access to. Gavin Raines of Example continues,

“The site is a work in progress; it will grow and develop over time. We really want the site to be a collaborative village effort so we’re encouraging local residents to get in touch with any news they want to share with their neighbours. It bridges the gap between each edition of the printed magazine and provides a more interactive platform for villagers to get involved with.”

The website has only been live for a matter of days but feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

“We really hope people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds embrace the new site and appreciate the opportunity it affords for building an even stronger local community. A lot goes on in our villages and the site is another way for people to find out about what we’re up to.”



For enquiries, please contact Emma Raines at Example Marketing and Web Design on 01362 688183 or

Example Marketing and Web Design is run by husband and wife team, Gavin and Emma Raines. With over 20 years’ industry experience between us, our aim is to help small Norfolk businesses get themselves noticed by the right people at the right time through great marketing. Still in our first year of business, we’ve already successfully helped lots of local businesses improve their marketing and online presence. Visit to see some of our work and for more information or call 01362 688183.

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