Carolyn Brooks has been editing the Newsletter for several years, but will be standing down after completing the February Issue. This valuable communication is distributed to every household in the parish, and gives everyone (especially those who may not wish to use online services) a monthly summary of news and events. The Community Trust funds this publication, with the assistance of Northumbrian Water for printing and the team of volunteers for the distribution.
Can you help keep the Newsletter going? The editor’s job includes emailing regular contributors and anyone who might have something for the newsletter, editing if necessary & then formatting the copy before producing a PDF version. This is then sent to be printed.
Carolyn would be happy to explain more about these tasks; you can contact her by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on (01434) 673032. She says “all he or she will need is time, access to a computer, reasonable word processing skills and a reasonable command of the English language!”
This Friday, December 19th, Slaley Film Club are putting on “Argo”, a film based on true events that took place in Iran in the 1970s. Admission is FREE, but we ask everyone to bring a plate of food to share (and your own drinks). There will also be a raffle. Doors will be open at 7 pm, and the show begins at 7.30.
Some good news from Neil Whatmough about the successful progress of this cooperative group.
Membership of the group is now well over 100 and in the last 12 months we have bought 260,000 litres whilst the “consortium” of the 5 Tynedale groups have together bought 1.2 million litres. With savings over ordering independently averaging approx 4p per litre, this is an equivalent saving for the Slaley & Hexham group members of around £10,000 in the last year!
If you know of anyone who would be interested in joining the group – any new neighbours for example? – please do tell them about us. New members are always welcome!
Over the winter, orders are taken up to the second Tuesday of every month for delivery commencing the following week. Just e-mail your order to email@example.com or call Neil Whatmough on 01434 676949