ALL VOLUNTEERS

Everyone involved is a volunteer. The management steering group of Alan Page, Angela Yates, Carole Perks, Clare Street 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.

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

Administration, corporate and operational, is handled by CAROLE PERKS. Resident in Cressbrook, Carole is retired from book designing and publishing. Her artist husband's Tideswell studio is the base for the magazine's before-delivery packing.

Having taken early retirement from Manchester Metropolitan University, where she was a senior lecturer, CLARE STREET is responsible for the magazine's distribution logistics and delivery policies: the interaction machinery.

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

Two essential participants are MELISSA SPEED in Cressbrook, assisting the managing editor, and CLAIRE McKENZIE, Tideswell, working alongside the distribution controller.

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