From the new editor

I hope you felt that the last Newsletter, no. 75, was up to the usual high standard, as it was the first one that I produced, having been elected as Newsletter Editor at the AGM on 6th November. So far I have not had any complaints and the comments from the newsletter review meeting were both constructive and helpful.

My predecessor as Editor, Mark Irving, has been responsible for the production of sixty issues of the Newsletter and has set impressively high standards. I shall endeavour to ensure these standards are maintained and that the Newsletter continues to be attractive, informative and interesting to read. This does not mean that nothing will change! I am sure there is potential for new features, new ideas and if you have views on what should – or should not – be included, please let me know!

I would like to encourage you to share your expertise – and experiences – with the rest of the Campaign by writing articles for the newsletter from time to time.

I know from reading the postings on the members’ general discussion email list that many members are very well informed and I would like to encourage you to share your expertise – and experiences – with the rest of the Campaign by writing articles for the newsletter from time to time. In particular I would like to reinstate a regular ‘My Way’ feature in which members describe routes with which they are familiar, such as their usual route to work, illustrated with photos and maps. There is advice on writing articles for the newsletter on our website and I would be pleased to talk to anyone who is thinking about writing an article – in the first place email is the best way to contact me (mfrisch@phonecoop.coop). I look forward to hearing from you.

I must personally thank Mark Irving for his assistance with producing the last newsletter. Without his guidance I would have floundered and the newsletter would have suffered. His passing on advice from his years of producing the newsletter was immensely helpful and very much appreciated. I must of course also thank him, on behalf of the Campaign, for his long service and devotion to newsletter production. Thanks are also due to the members of the newsletter team, those members who help by reading drafts of articles, commenting upon them, correcting them where necessary, and generally helping us to maintain the high standards. Their pedantry and attention to detail is valued! If you want to join the newsletter team just sign up to the newsletter email list or contact me. Special thanks to those with special skills: David Earl for photography, David Green and Anna Williams for design and layout and for putting up with my inexperience, for the last issue and this issue respectively.

Monica Frisch