Have I Been Too Hasty in Asking You to Volunteer?

Claire pointed me towards an obscure US website for Utah state. I'm glad I looked because seeing how others experience similar problems is interesting and enlightening - thank you Claire. Anyway the thrust of the article ( link here) is that asking someone to volunteer, on your first meeting is unlikely to be successful. Its a bit like asking someone to marry you on your first meeting - it rarely works or lasts. Far better is to allow a getting to know you - settling in time to elapse first, so that you can better know each other before making the commitment. I'm not suggesting we have a...
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AGM+GCT talk

Chris Boulton CEO of Greenham Common Trust (GCT) gave an absorbing talk on the origins of the Trust along with the history of the common itself. Farsighted business men, nearly 20 years ago, borrowed £7,000,000 and bought the common and redundant buildings, when the military left the WW2 airfield. The great success of the Commercial Park generated profits and these have been given to local good causes, hugely benefiting West Berkshire and North Hampshire. The setting was the AGM of Thatcham Vision, increasingly being seen as an umbrella group for local community endevours. Chris Boulton makes...
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Thatcham is a Town for Learning

Thatcham Lifelong Learning logo

The opportunities for learning in Thatcham aren't limited to children and young adults - there are dozens of companies and organisations in the area providing courses and educational services for people of all ages. The Thatcham Lifelong Learning Forum has developed an online directory that is an easy way to see who is providing what around the town.

Early Days - Website moves up a gear

The Thatcham Vision website has proven to be very successful. We now have more partners than ever before, more events from our area and more sponsors signing up to support your local community. To keep it relevant and as useful as possible, we're working on a new version. Specifically, the new website will have mapping as a new feature and pages for local groups to run and have their own FREE WEB PRESENCE. It's in development now so keep you eyes peeled for these new features. Remember our website is there to cover anything that will be of service to the local community, so it includes stuff...
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How Do Others Do It

Co-ordinating charity 'Locality' encourages local community action and getting groups to talk to each other often provides impetus & cross fertilisation of ideas helps make this happen. Thatcham Vision recently visited Swanage & Perbeck Development Trust in their new Community Centre. A really interesting day with S&PDT welcoming the three members from Thatcham Vision (TV) who traveled down.

Thatcham's Best Cress-Head Competition

Join in the fun with Edible's Thatcham's competition to find the town's best Cress-head! Just grow your own cress heads like in the picture, take a photo and send it with your contact details to us on our facebook page or email us at . The best cress head will win a prize to help you grow your own food. If you need some cress seeds we can provide them. Closing date 12th November 2016. May the best grower win!
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New Marketing Team Member

Thatcham Vision Marketing Team are really pleased to welcome Nina to our first meeting. With a wealth of experience Nina is well placed to make a significant contribution to all areas where her enthusiasm & experience will prompt new ideas and be another willing helper. She has been on the Visions’ transport committee for many years before moving to the present group. She is a long term member of Kennet Amateur Theatrical Society and has taken part in most activities including Marketing and Publicity. More recently she has taken on the role of Fund Raiser for West Berkshire Citizens...
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Join us for some fun activities in the Broadway as part of the Thatcham Festival. Saturday October 15th 10am until 3pm.

Thatcham Vision have a stand at the leisure Fair on the 15th October from 10am until 3pm, we will be running two 'historical' activities which are suitable for mums and dads with kids and also for young teenagers:

The chance for local Traders to have their SAY

What is your opinion? What can make your business better in Thatcham? A couple of blokes from the marketing team will be asking for your opinion and showing you a low cost SPONSOR-SHIP DEAL linking your business directly with the interests of the community for LESS THAN £1 per week. Ask Martin or David about this and check out the website now!
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