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The Message Board is a closely integrated part of this web domain (providing, as it does, the common security features that ensure consistency across the whole domain), but fulfils a different function from the web site you are currently viewing. The web site will change as particular items of interest are added, with our intention being to keep it up to date and always worth a re-visit.
The Message Board - on the other hand - is a discussion forum, or several different discussion forums, actually, that give the opportunity to make announcements or pose questions, then allowing others to comment or answer in turn. In the sub-menu above, you will find links to the various boards to which, because of your status, you have access. Everyone will be able to read all the public boards, but you will need to be registered as a 'Message Board Friend' in order to leave your comments or answers. If you wish to make a comment in one of the public forums, or indeed start a new topic of your own there, please contact the Web Manager through the 'Contact Us' page, stating your wish to register.