Thursday, June 21, 2007


David, Andy and I are in the process of distributing our first leaflet since the election.

It's easy to get discouraged by the often-repeated "fact" that leaflets spend about 9 seconds in the hands of a resident before they're binned (or recycled). One likes to have lofty ideas that news about the community is somehow treated differently by residents than say the latest batch of pizza flyers, but I'm not so sure. Leaflets printed at the Town Hall now include pictures we supply to illustrate local stories, which hopefully makes them a bit more palatable.

In this leaflet, we're advertising a new service - an email newsletter from us about news and events around the town, but with a slant on Haughton West. The material will be non-political, in the sense that it won't be used to push the Labour Party, although there will be links to Labour-supporting sites. Newsletters should be produced on average once every two weeks.

If you live in Haughton West and you'd like to sign up, then please email me at (you can always unsubscribe if you change your mind).


Ian White, said...

Why only if you live in Haughton West are you becomming an "areaist"? Put me down on your list I like to know whats going on in the town.

Darlington Councillor said...

Will do, Ian, though the slant will be on Haughton West (where I am after all the ward member) - planning applications, community news etc.