I launched this site a year ago to: “Promote the village and give it a voice”. I’m not an activist or a journalist. I just want to celebrate a great community and a great village.
Looking back at the first year, I’m pleased with how things have gone. It’s given me the opportunity to meet people in the village that I might not have met otherwise. It’s also given me a surprising interest in local government and the way it works.
The most satisfying moment was seeing how many people supported and turned up for the community litter pick. It was a great event and exceeded what we hoped to achieve.
The biggest challenge by far has been generating interest, building the online community and producing content that people find interesting. I have to thank everyone on Facebook and Twitter that have liked an update, retweeted a Tweet, made a comment or shared a story.
Thanks again to everyone who’s contributed to the community, shared a post or read an article. I hope you keep enjoying the site.