Long Sutton and their new Village Shop

Long Sutton and their new Village Shop


The installation of two container modules – comprising the new village shop – in the busiest part of the village hall car park (next to the primary school) – required the closing down of half the car park for a week.  Installation of utilities (electricity, water, sewage) and foundations prior to the arrival of the containers meant sealing off the car park, and required new routes for parents bringing their children to school.  The placing of the containers themselves involved the use of a heavy crane, and movement of all personnel was banned for the day in the installation area.  The village used Parish Online to create a diagram of the restricted areas, the timetable, and the new school route, and published it on the village website via the new Public Map facility.



To inform the villagers of the construction work – and the solutions to the problems involved - in a clear, easy-to-understand format.  Matching necessarily long labels to the objects involved, with sufficient colour and highlighting to make them stand out in the overhead photograph, could not be achieved with the Label function on its own.



We created an informative map by using multiple layers within Parish Online – the underlying OS digital map; aerial  photography; a polygon layer showing installation and restricted zones; a line layer showing paths for cars and children; and a points layer to provide highly enhanced labels (the Name of each point being its label) thanks to judicious use of the Style feature.  The Public Map feature created a simple link that allowed the map to be published on the village website.

a) Polygon Layer:

b) Line Layer:

c) Points Layer:

The Public Map feature produces this interactive map: