I am writing this editorial note on Tuesday 3rd September having just received a particularly abusive and offensive telephone call from one of our contributors complaining that we have (once again) made an error in their article. Unfortunately Michael and I are only human - and we are not running "The Times" newspaper here. Yes, we'd love to be perfect (ask Pam and Caroline, they'd like us perfect too!), but we're not and luckily the majority of our readers appreciate our best efforts and give constant encouragement. To our supporters, thank you - and to those who think we "..didn't understand the work involved when we took it on.." - did we see a queue of other VOLUNTEERS?
There was also a complaint from the same (Ex) contributor that we shouldn't have published Carol Sharp's article entitled "Bogus caller in Northwold" due to her being the Chairperson of the Village Life Committee. What absolute balderdash (never thought I'd use that word, but couldn't print my original choice!) - if Carol or anybody else wants to write an article that is considered appropriate by the editorial team then we will print it. In this instance, it was an article of specific local interest and could have been written by anyone - Carol is, after all, a local resident.
So, we persevere and ride above these petty comments - please keep the positive feedback coming in. We also appreciate negative comments when presented in a constructive and adult manner.
Anybody wishing to join the Village Life "Team" can contact me - there's always the post of Editor up for grabs!