The community website for Pen Selwood
I'm afraid I can't help technically but I think the website is great as you've made it and so a move might undermine your efforts thus far. Rob
The actual ‘hosting’ of the site can be quite cheap. I pay £6.11p per month for my website hosting. Plus the Domain registration which is about £6.00 per year. But my site is very simple.
The problem is the software to do all the things you want the site to do. Is the software for the page we see, (the forms, the layout, the ability to comment etc) supplied by Ning too? I suspect it is.
If you can find a software package to do that which can be uploaded to a site, I can point you to a cheap hosting company, (unless of course Ning is cheaper that £6 per month, in which case ignore me).
As we discussed it is possible to find a number of static webpages. The beauty of Ning is that everyone can post things and make comments. That means the administrator does not have to approve or delay the sharing of info around the village. This requires a more managed system. All minutes from PC meetings and accounts from various village organisations for instance are stored on the site.
Thanks for the ideas, keep them coming in.