ALL VOLUNTEERS

Everyone involved is a volunteer. The management steering group of Alan Page, Clare Street, Claire McKenzie, Angela Yates and Gerri Burton drives the magazine forward, with a formal constitution governing structure, objectives and actions.

ALAN PAGE is managing editor and team leader of
The Village Voice. Alan moved to Tideswell in 2012 and takes a keen interest in the village's fortunes. An award-winning journalist with graphic design qualifications, he later built a long career as a top executive at international advertising and marketing services agencies. Largely retired, Alan still advises on business relations and publicity. Melissa Speed from Cressbrook, a proficient writer and sub-editor, contributes editorial features.

Having taken early retirement from Manchester Metropolitan University, where she was a senior lecturer, CLARE STREET is responsible for the magazine's distribution policies and logistics: the interaction machinery. Tideswell resident Clare streamlined the entire process in 2020 and co-ordinates doorstep despatch.

Administration, corporate and operational, is handled by CLAIRE McKENZIE of Tideswell. The role includes aiding Clare Street with preparations for deliveries of
The Village Voice and maintaining links with Tideswell-based businesses. Claire is a former head teacher, active across the local community.

The treasurer is ANGELA YATES, previously looking after advertisers. Angela upwardly revised the advertising stance of
The Village Voice, making customer support a priority and improving income streams significantly. Now, Angela exercises financial control, keeping everything in check. At work she cares for adults with learning difficulties in Staffordshire Moorlands.

With the magazine going to Tideswell's neighbours – a further 12 locations – GERRI BURTON connects with teamsters, opinion leaders and organisations in the outer villages. Business owner Gerri lives in Little Hucklow.

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