MAKING IT HAPPEN
The Village Voice succeeds through the teamwork of a small band of dedicated volunteers, combining to further this well-regarded community publication.
The magazine has a steering group of managing editor Alan Page, treasurer Angela Yates, administrator Carole Perks, distribution controller Clare Street and outer villages liaison Gerri Burton. A formal constitution governs structure, objectives and actions.
ALAN PAGE is managing editor of The Village Voice. Alan moved to Tideswell in 2012 and takes a keen interest in the village's fortunes. An award-winning print and broadcast journalist with design qualifications, he later built a long career as a top executive at international advertising and marketing services agencies. Largely retired, Alan still advises on business relations and publicity.
The treasurer is specialist care worker ANGELA YATES, previously looking after advertisers. Angela upwardly revised the advertising stance of The Village Voice, making customer support a priority. By adding to size and frequency options, she improved income streams significantly. Now, Angela exercises financial control, keeping everything tightly in check.
Assisting with administration, corporate and operational, is CAROLE PERKS. Carole, resident in Cressbrook, is retired from book designing and publishing, now working with her artist husband in their Tideswell studio, also used as the base for magazine packing.
Having taken early retirement from Manchester Metropolitan University, where she was a senior lecturer, CLARE STREET is responsible for the magazine's distribution development and delivery logistics. Former head teacher CLAIRE McKENZIE assists.
With the magazine going to Tideswell's neighbours – a further 12 locations – GERRI BURTON interacts with teamsters, opinion leaders and groups in the outer villages. Business owner Gerri, who lives in Little Hucklow, is also part of the delivery team.