Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society
Achievements and Performance - Part 5
- Parent Category: Annual Reports
We reported in our previous Annual Report & Statement of Accounts that we had implanted a new website using the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS) and that development of a booking system for our Community Access Programme events was underway.
Over the summer of 2009 it became apparent that an upgrade to version 1.5 of the Joomla! CMS was desirable, even essential, to allow access to a wider range of components to extend the website at little or no cost most component developers having stopped supporting the earlier version 1 CMS. An upgrade programme was undertaken by the Society. The upgrade and data migration went live of October 15th 2009.
As a consequence both of focussing effort on the CMS upgrade and the technical changes this introduced for component development the Community Access Programme event booking component was abandoned and a new version developed; this also allowed for additional features to be incorporated which simplify management reporting on our events. The new version is currently being tested.
Our meeting room at Swinton Working Men's Club (SWMC) is rented at an annual cost of