Overview of Feeds
A feed or Rich Site Summary (RSS) or Really Simple Syndication is a stream of posts or comments that is updated when new content is published. This allows you to monitor our news, along with other websites you are interested in, and aggregate them together through applications known as feed readers. This is particularly useful to keep track of updated content from many blogs and sites without even visiting them. The content comes to you!
RSS Feeds are an alternative to a mailing list. With a mailing list you give the website your email address and they send you an email every time something changes on the website. With an RSS Feed you’re in complete control. You don’t give us your email address, instead you add the location of the feed to your favourite browser or an RSS Feed Reader.
RSS Feeds are free and safe. Our feeds contain links to news and comments so you always have up to date information and know exactly what’s happening in our area.
Subscribing to Feeds
Subscribing to a feed is very easy and only requires a feed reader. Most browsers can already read feeds, as can many email clients. In addition, you can download special desktop clients for this purpose, and other websites even provide feed reading services, as well.
The reader that you use, however, is entirely your call, and the process of subscribing will be different for each. Click here for a list of feed readers that you can use.
If prompted to enter an address for a feed you should enter the URL of the website you wish to follow. Most readers will automatically detect the feed, but, if in doubt, add /feed/ to the end of the URL.
How to Access our Feed
On the News page, the sidebar contains two links under the RSS Feed heading. Select either of these links and you will be taken to the respective Feed area of the website. Copy the text in the Address bar of your browser to the clipboard. Paste the text into the subscription URL of your chosen feed reader.