THE BRAINS BEHIND CHIRK NEWSLETTER
It’s 2006 in Chirk British Legion, an event is happening called a visioning event.
Chirk community members have gathered to discuss what the community needs, the answer? A newsletter, which Julie Fawcett and Sue Horsler continue to this day.
Julie said “We never envisaged the newsletter would grow like it has done.”
Who is Julie Fawcett?
Julie has been a member of Chirk Newsletter since its beginnings, while she has no official title, she is the copywrighter, secretary, news compiler and correspondent.
Julie had no experience in creating a newsletter when they began, but plenty of experience in being a correspondent, working for the Evening Leader and the Oswestry Advertizer.
“I had experience being a correspondent but no experience of putting a newsletter together. Martin Wright, editor of the Advertizer at the time was at the meeting. He would put the newsletter together to send to the printers, he became very busy as his other jobs progressed, but he is always there to provide us with good, professional help.”
Who is Sue Horsler?
Once the news has been compiled and edited, it’s sent to Sue Horsler at Printing Solutions in Chirk.
Sue said “The printers who were here before me used to do it, when I took over the business I continued it. I didn’t start type setting it, Chirk Newsletter had a volunteer doing it who worked for North Wales newspapers as a professional editor.”
Chirk Newsletter and Printing Solutions are a brilliant partnership and a fantastic community gesture.
Sue said “From a business point of view, it’s not a massive money maker. It’s a community gesture, we do a lot of it for the village.”