Regular readers will notice a few differences in today’s Matlock Mercury. In February this year we launched a new section in the paper, which begins with the My Mercury page, where we gather together your stories, opinions and pictures.
Since then we’ve been carrying out some market research, which is still ongoing, into what you would like to see in your paper.
As a result of all of this work you’ll see the changes in today’s paper.
You’ve told us you would like to see the paper carry out more investigations and to begin campaigns that will be useful to the community.
So we have launched our Matlock 2025 campaign which aims to help form a popular debate about the future of our town.
Too often this sort of thinking can be taken out of the hands of the people who actually have to live with the results.
At best we hope the campaign will help to illustrate the wishes of townspeople and act as a focal point for discussions on the future.
It’s easy to get involved, you can write to our letters page, write an article on what you would like to see by 2025, or comment on our Twitter and Facebook pages.
We will try to reflect the views people express on social media in the pages of the newspaper each week - and it’s obviously a subject which touches a nerve.
The paper’s fresh look also includes pages dedicated to people and useful information.
The Mercury is changing.
We want to tailor our paper to what you as a community need and we need your help to do it.
We’re running an online survey on what our readers think of the new look paper and those who complete it will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 worth of Marks and Spencer vouchers.
So let us know what you think.”
You can do so by emailing your letters to firstname.lastname@example.org or commenting on the Matlock Mercury Facebook page www.facebook.com/matlockmercury
To take part in our online survey visit http://www.jpsurveys.co.uk/matlockmercury_improvement/
By Graeme Huston, Editor