MAKING IT HAPPEN
The Village Voice is all about the teamwork of a small group of dedicated volunteers, combining to further this well-regarded community publication.
The not-for-profit monthly magazine succeeds because of a steering group of managing editor, advertising administrator, delivery organisers and treasurer, together with packers and deliverers.
ALAN PAGE is managing editor of The Village Voice. Having lived further north, south, offshore and nearby, Alan moved to Tideswell in 2012 and takes a keen interest in the fortunes of the village. He is a former print and broadcast journalist with design qualifications who went on to spend over 30 years in senior management at top advertising, public relations and marketing agencies. Semi-retired, Alan is still providing marketing-related services.
Working alongside Alan, the advertising administrator is ANGELA YATES, an experienced people manager who is a carer for adults with learning difficulties. Angela has upwardly revised the advertising stance of The Village Voice to maximise customer friendliness and add to the options, improving potential income.
DIANA WALKDEN, former teacher and a performing arts charity worker, takes responsibility for delivery policy and admin. JUDY COOKE, another ex-teacher, managed printing when it was an internal exercise and supervised her helpers (the 'pixies') as they batched up magazine quantities. Judy still organises those delivery bags. Diana's husband BOB WALKDEN, a self-employed Russian and Polish translator, ensures that The Village Voice reaches the completion team. There are around 25 door-to-door deliverers.
The magazine's long-serving treasurer gave up her duties recently because of business commitments, so Angela Yates has stepped in on a temporary basis, until a new treasurer can be appointed.