AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM TCN’S EDITOR
I can’t believe I am going to say this, but April brings the last ever TC magazine! This edition also marks our 11th birthday edition. For the last 11 years, myself, my family and my fantastic team of volunteers have worked hard to bring you community news and adverts from local businesses.
I know how many people have enjoyed TCN over the years; one reader even rang me to say an article in TCN had changed his life. I also am proud that we have supported so many local businesses over the last 11 years. There have been highs and lows and we’ve used lots of shoe leather whilst delivering - I dread to think just how many books over the years!
But all good things come to an end; with a full time job and family commitments, I can no longer give the time TCN needs in order to secure enough advertising to cover the printing costs – and TCN has no other source of income. I’ve also had a growing number of delivery routes to cover - this month I will again be delivering around 2,000 magazines.
I know this will be disappointing to our readers and it’s extremely disappointing to me. This was not an easy decision, but I must put the wellbeing of my family first. I would like to say a massive thanks to Moulton Printers who have been fantastic in helping me put together the magazine in the early days and so supportive through the more recent, difficult months, to Craig Cooper for giving so much of his time to support the design of our book and adverts, to the loyal advertisers whose support has enabled TCN to continue, whilst TCN has helped them to grow their businesses, to my long suffering family, who have delivered books, proofed content and recruited advertisers, and finally to the team of volunteers who have made this happen. They have given their time freely to support their community and that’s an amazing thing.
We do have a Facebook page and you are welcome to continue to use that to share local news and events, just ‘Like’ our page to see any community updates.
So, as a famous and much-loved, recently departed comedian would say, “it’s goodnight from me……”!
Please enjoy this last edition and thanks again to everyone who has helped make TCN such a success over the last 11 years. We have made a difference…… Ed