We’ve seen the success of the Tresham Support Group via WhatsApp and long may this continue, hopefully well beyond the current situation. On the back of this community initiative we have secured a small grant via the Parish Council and District Councils to support community adhesion.
Whilst the WhatsApp group has been a success especially for short term, spontaneous messaging, the most effective communication tool within the village remains the web site. After some consultation it was decided to invest the grant in a website upgrade. This will be specifically to help further improve communication, make it easier for villagers to contribute and also to integrate the Tresham Life Facebook page, which should be getting more prolific soon.
The Tresham village website is already a great asset with lots of interesting material, but it can be improved, made more informative and therefore more useful to us. The purpose of this message is to invite specific ideas for improvement and also to request help in certain areas. The driving force behind the website is Richard Goodenough and whilst he is happy to continue compiling it, the more villagers contributing words and pictures, the more comprehensive the website will become.
One thing we all have in common is our appreciation of the village and its surroundings. There is so much around us which is not yet reflected on the web site. Would anyone take on the responsibility of keeping certain sections of the web site material updated? For example:
- Local Attractions (Slimbridge, Highgrove…..)
- Eating Out (Currently, there’s no mention of The Fleece in Hillesley or Calcot Manor….. It would also be great to have a few reviews included)
- Neighbourhood & Rural Watch (maybe this should just be Rural Watch??)
- Walks Around Tresham
- Local shopping places (Hawkesbury Farm Shop, Wotton Farm Shop, Leaf & Ground etc)
Please post your ideas as a ‘comment’ to this message or send an email to(Richard).