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The Melksham train - a button is pushed

Bank Holiday Sunday, and all is quiet? Not quite! I've just been interviewed over the phone by Great Western Radio about my Save the train website. In its first two weeks, the site has attracted over 200 different visiting hosts (I think that's a fairer statistic to quote than hits!), and 20 or 30 people have completed the form to offer their support. Oh - and we've drawn publicity in ... to my knowledge ... three local papers. Not a bad start!

A website is a fabulous way to "kick" a campaign - I had the domain name registered within 48 hours of starting, and content up within 96 hours - we have the advantage of having a dedicated server which makes this REALLY easy. Search engines started to index us very shortly after the first version was uploaded.

But I also want to say a word about some lovely people that I've known of for a while, but only really got to meet in the last week or two here in Melksham. They're hard workers for the local community and I think without exception they're pushing like mad to keep the train service. They know the people to talk to, and the buttons to push and I'm delighted to add the extra publicity that I'm getting to assist. It's a real pleasure to find them so receptive to my "hollering" rather than resentful of the newcomer. That's the beauty of Melksham folk and we're delighted to live and work here.
(written 2005-08-28, updated 2006-06-05)

 
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