|We hope to produce at least one hard copy Brochure each year that includes:
- a version of our Online Directory,
- a few articles about what some of the local Community Support groups are doing and other issues that interest us, and
- an update on what we are doing.
|Our first brochure was produced to accompany our first Societies Fair which was held on 18th November 2018. [A read-only but printable Word (.docx) 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.|
|Fortunately, we have obtained some sponsorship for the 2019 brochure from NFU MUTUAL (Thank You, NFU Mutual) so we have started work on the next brochure, aiming to have it ready for distribution sometime in November 2019. The brochure will focus on helping people find out about what is going on in the region. The reasons for this include the following:
* the Directory should interest and assist many people (and we need feedback to help our Online Directory grow and improve),
* it is highly relevant to our objective of improving the awareness of The General Public of all of the many community-supporting groups in our region, and
* it will, we hope, help us toward deciding what to do with Event03 ('The development of an Online Shared Diary of local events') which is currently suspended even though the underlying need remains strong.
More on this in due course.