010 “Save Our Shop”

010 “Save Our Shop”

Draycott sits in the middle of the countryside with only one shop to service the community. A lifeline. Recently the shop was threatened with closure until a group of philanthropic residents set out to save it.

On December 1st the store will become ‘The Draycott Community Shop’.

Run by village volunteers and financial good-will, the shop is saved!  However, a massive undertaking is in process with the renovations.

Draycott Diaries Documentaries will be following this incredible endeavour.  The first segment hears from the individuals making the impossible, possible!

 

009 From Fleet Street to “The Street”

009 From Fleet Street to “The Street”

Rob Perkins, owner and publisher of Valley Life is a journalist with more than 35 years experience on local, regional and national newspapers.

Decrying the loss of real journalism in big corporate newspaper groups, Rob believes that local publications still have an important role to play in informing local people and putting businesses in touch with potential customers.

Valley Life is now in its third year and with more than 30 issues behind it, he believes that it is now a real part of the community and here to stay.

He talks to Tiggi  about his career from national newspapers to his hyper-local publication.