At sheringham paper, norfolk uk

@ Sheringham Community Paper - Issue 84 - 15 February 2008

END OF AN ERA

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you all that this will be the last edition of the @ Sheringham magazine printed until further notice. This has been an extremely hard decision for me to make, but personal circumstances have meant that producing a decent paper over the last few issues has been extremely difficult. At the moment, members of my family need my time and as I have said many times within these covers, family comes first. I have decided that rather than publish a sub-standard magazine, I would rather stop until I can again devote the time required to do the job properly.

Every issue from the very first one has been published onto the Internet and from issue 85, this will be the only version available. I know that many of you already read the paper online, we currently get an average of 10,000 visitors for each edition. I hope that you will continue to read this version and enjoy it.

For those of you without Internet access, why not ask a friend to print it off for you, or pop to the Library in Sheringham where you can read it.

The web address is: www.at-sheringham.co.uk.

The online version will have more articles than usual, as I will not have the space constraints that go with a printed copy, so please, keep the letters and articles coming. Tell me about your events, fetes, open days, car boots, etc. and I will make sure that you get the publicity.

I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to ALL the businesses in town, those who have supported us through their advertising, those who have supported us with prizes and those who provide us with friendly faces while we do our shopping!

I would also like to thank Ineke, whose hard work has been invaluable to me since the beginning, 'Vic' for the column which, love it or hate it, rarely fails to raise a smile, and certainly always provides a talking point. And John, who has trawled the pages of the magazine for spelling mistakes and proof read every word.

Most of all I would like to thank all of you who have enjoyed reading this magazine, for the wonderful comments you have made over the years and for the invitations to the many events I have had the pleasure of reporting.

My last thanks go to those of you that have given so generously to the appeal I have been running for our troops in Afghanistan. I have sent over 100 parcels since the beginning of the campaign and I have several more waiting to go. This campaign will be continuing and you can drop items off at Sheringham Plus in Sheringham and The Red Hart Inn, Bodham.

I hope that I will be able to resume the printed copy soon, but in the meantime, I wish you all health and happiness!

Matthew Perrott the carpet supplier, Sheringham, Norfolk