Welcome

The Village News is online from 3 April to 28 August 2020.

The editors aimed to continue publishing the Village News even though we could not deliver it to you in the normal printed format. We aimed, on a temporary basis, to publish a weekly edition here.

Our first solely digital edition was published on 3 April 2020 and our final one on 28 August 2020.

The content is very different to the printed edition as physical meetings were put on hold so there was very little activity for some clubs etc to report.

However, many organisations adapted their approach and used technology to keep in touch and even hold meetings or rehearsals online. Our own online presence is a case in point.

Let us hope that we can soon revert to a more normal way of life. In nay event, the Village News will return to its normal format for the October 2020 edition.

Contribute to and publicise the Village News!

Whatever the format we depend totally on our readers to contribute articles and to tell everyone they know about the Village News.

Please send items to editors.villagenews@gmail.com

Digital editions

Each digital edition is very different to the usual print editions.

The digital editions are available here and from the Library option in the menu.

We aimed to publish a new edition here each Friday, if sufficient material arrived. Unfortunately, this proved not to be the case.

The deadline for the final digital edition is midday on Tuesday 25 August to allow us to consider items for publication on Friday 28 August 2020.

Submitting articles

With nearly all activities put on hold, we would encourage residents to send us their original works on the understanding that, if published online, they will be published for all and sundry to come across on the internet. Obviously, this does not apply to the printed editions.

A few words about how you are filled the days, how different or similar they were to your previous routine, and purely creative writing will all be welcome. In fact, anything that is in good taste and will brighten people’s day will be welcome.

You could also offer a book or a film review or a photograph, a memory, a recipe, a poem or your “Deserted Island” discs and why you would choose them.

We especially welcomed items from children. What have they created, what new games were invented, how were their pets, what did they sing, what did they learn? This is an opportunity to be published in a positive environment.

As always, the editors are totally at the whim of what our fellow residents are kind enough to allow us to consider for publication so please send your items to:

editors.villagenews@gmail.com

We curate your articles and images online in a kindly way far from the unconstrained other world of social media.

Keep writing to us and keep reading the Village News (in whatever guise).

But most importantly…

Keep safe. Keep fit. Keep positive.

Please print a copy for others to see

The Village News is valued by many residents who are not on the internet. 

It would normally pop through the letterbox each month and, because it does not have to be searched for, it is more widely read than otherwise would be the case.   Many keep it handy for occasional quick reference. 

So, if you know of someone who may not be online, please do print out a copy and offer it to them so that they can retain their connection, but please do so in a safe way to avoid spreading the virus.

Adverts

We did not publish commercial adverts in our online editions.

Recurring adverts were therefore suspended and will start appearing again in our October 2020 printed edition. The run will be extended by up to 6 months to ensure they appear for the correct number of editions. If a change to the wording becomes necessary for a recurring advert we will accept that when the time comes.