BROCHURES

We hope to produce at least one hard copy brochure each year that includes:
- a version of our Online Directory,
- one or more articles about what what we or certain local community-support groups are doing and/or other issues that interest us.


[Note: We tend to use the word "brochure" for the sort of thing we produce but we do accept that others might think that 'booklet' or 'pamphlet' would sometimes be more appropriate. Our use emerged from our first production, mentioned just below, for which the word "brochure" did seem to be the most appropriate description. We have kept to it since then simply because it is convenient for us to do so.]
Our first brochure was produced to accompany our first Societies Fair which was held on 18th November 2018. [A copy of that brochure may be downloaded here.] As you can see from its Content page (shown on the right), it included some information about what we were doing in general and about the Societies Fair in particular, some articles about some of the issues that concern us (in this case: Loneliness, for which 'The Three Ages' was relevant, and Community Transport), and some of the organisations we think people should be aware of (the Community Halls and those groups that 'Support the Supporters'). It is likely that future brochures will take a similar approach. However, one thing we did with that first brochure will be changed. We charged 50p for it. We intend to make future brochures FREE so that people will pick up a copy when they see one without hesitating to consider whether or not it will be worth paying for. We hope that they will then read it, enjoy it and benefit from it, and tell others about it. To do this means that future brochures will have to attract sponsorship and/or advertising to cover costs.
 
We are pleased to report that we have obtained some sponsorship for our next brochure. The sponsorship was kindly provided by NFU MUTUAL and should cover most of the printing costs. Thank You NFU MUTUAL for your support. We will be printing the brochure ourselves so that we can keep it available around the region for the whole of the 7 months or so to the end of June 2020, after which our attention will move on to preparing a brochure for the next Societies Fair. We aim to update it from time to time in response to feedback, identifying when it has been changed by numbering the different editions. We aim to have the first edition ready for distribution, and downloadable through this page, no later than Tuesday 26th November. It will probably take a week or two for us to distribute it around the region. As well as a version of our Online Directory, the brochure will include Open Letters that aim to:
* promote our Online Directory.
* encourage people to support their local events, with this being relevant to both Event03 ('Supporting our local online Events Diary providers') and Event04 ('Supporting our local information-providing periodicals').
* seek help with preparations for a Societies Fair in 2020.