MAKING IT HAPPEN
The Village Voice is all about the teamwork of a small band of dedicated volunteers, combining to further this well-regarded community publication.
The non-profit magazine has a Steering Group of managing editor Alan Page, administrator Carole Perks, treasurer Angela Yates and distribution lead Diana Walkden, together with around 25 packers and deliverers. Everyone who assists is deemed to be a Member of the organisation, which has a Constitution to govern its structure, objectives and actions.
ALAN PAGE is managing editor of The Village Voice. Having lived north, south, offshore and nearby, Alan moved to Tideswell in 2012 and takes a keen interest in the village's fortunes. An award-winning former print and broadcast journalist with graphic design qualifications, he built a career as a senior executive at top advertising and marketing services agencies. Semi-retired, Alan still offers marketing consultancy.
Assisting with administration – advertising and general – is CAROLE PERKS. Income from adverts and sponsorship is the lifeblood of The Village Voice so it matters that financial supporters are looked after efficiently. Carole is retired from book designing and publishing, now working part-time with her artist husband in their Tideswell studio.
The treasurer is specialist care worker ANGELA YATES, previously advertising administrator. Angela upwardly revised the advertising stance of The Village Voice, making customer liaison a priority. By adding to size and frequency options, she improved income streams significantly. Now, Angela is financial controller, keeping everything in check.
DIANA WALKDEN, a performing arts charity ambassador, is responsible for delivery policies and logistics. Ex-teacher JUDY COOKE supervises print counting and bagging up. Diana's husband BOB WALKDEN, a translator, ensures that The Village Voice reaches the completion crew.