St Mary's Church
Cratfield is a small village in North Suffolk surrounded by miles of single track roads. It is about 6 miles from Halesworth,
the nearest town.
The Village Sign
The sign depicts the four Greens of Cratfield; Bell Green, Silverleys Green, North Green and Swan Green.
The first village sign was erected in 1977, to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It was designed by sculptor Ivor Roberts-Jones, who cast the statue of Winston Churchill which stands in Parliament Square. At the time, he lived in Cratfield and created the mould in his barn.
The design of the new sign is based on that of the original one. It was carved for us by an enthusiastic group from the Essex branch of the British Woodcarving Association. They come to Cratfield twice a year to spend a week carving, obtaining their inspiration from the Suffolk countryside. On being approached, they very generously offered their skills to carve a new sign without charge, being very pleased and proud to have been asked.
The new sign was unveiled to the sound of the National Anthem rung on the village hand bells to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012.
We are committed to making our website accessible to all and are now in the process of updating the site and most of the old documents pre 2020 are not accessible. Unfortunately, the website accessibility training has been cancelled and thus delayed updating at the moment. Any issues please contact the Clerk on email@example.com or telephone 01379 855486.
Accessibility Standards and this Website
We are continuously improving this website to ensure that it meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines issued by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The WAI website content accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.1), published in 2018 by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), are the globally used and accepted standard for website accessibility, by both the corporate and public sector.
This website has been developed to serve the largest possible audience, using the broadest range of systems and to consider any needs that users with disabilities might have.
For our part we’re providing a site which has been designed and coded to achieve an AA level of compliance. To achieve an AAA level of compliance depends on the content and how it’s written, and that is down to individual site editors to achieve. If the content is written correctly then the individual website might be able to achieve AAA level of compliance.
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As several organisations have already produced lots of very good content about how to make computers and websites more accessible, we have linked to these sites rather than duplicate their content.
If you’re a regular computer users then in Windows – Click on the ‘Start’ button, then ‘Programs’, then ‘Accessories’, then ‘Accessibility’.
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