This weekend a sub-group in the parish launched a web site for the village. I don't know the people involved, but I do know that the village has a number of IT consultants and new-media people who work up in London and along the Thames Valley, so there is no shortage of actual skill in the village.
The web site is funded by money from the small business association, and I believe the Parish Council coughed some money up, so I think they did have some kind of budget - though I do intend to find out how much.
The web site is hosted on a BSD box and runs Apache, which is about the best thing I can say about the site, alas it's about the only good thing to say about the site.
Ignoring the look and feel, which I think is awful, but others may like, it's a FrontPage monstrosity. The pages are huge bulky low grade non-standard mark-up, with a gigantic and utterly diabolical style sheet, and poor quality un-optimised graphics littered about like confetti.
My better half sent them a very polite email saying that there were a lot of poor design choices, and that with a little care, things could be improved. She was much more forgiving that I would have been, and was doing her best to be constructive, and helpful. She was rebuffed by someone who clearly didn't understand a word of what she had said.