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The Villages Mag offer a local business the opportunity to reach over 4000 homes and provides the communities of Holmes Chapel, Brereton, Cranage, Goostrey & Allostock with local services, stories and information.
Thank you for picking up and thumbing through the December/January edition of The Villages Mag, it’s an honour to have the details about the Holmes Chapel Virtual Christmas Market on the front cover and in the centre pages. The Market is one of my favourite days of the year, with local traders on the Co-op Car park and in the Scout Hut, Father Christmas, the smell of the hog roast, singing Christmas carols, Mulled wine (a few cups) and then finishing off the evening round a big table in one of the pubs with our family and friends. Hopefully next year we can do it all again.
This is our Christmas edition and we have tried to give the magazine Christmas feeling throughout. As I type, like many of you, I have no idea how I will be spending Christmas day yet, we have booked a table somewhere and have our fingers crossed. We have decided our Christmas won’t be cancelled if we can’t all meet up; we will simply postpone it. We don’t care if this means turkey and tinsel in May or June, we will redecorate the house with lights, and I may even invest in a snow machine (our neighbours will love us). You might think I am being optimistic when I say May or June, but that’s how as a business owner I have made it through the year so far, staying positive and being grateful for all the support we have had from our readers and businesses. This will continue as long as I need it too. For many businesses, like us, this year has been a lesson in diversity and if we look at the positives we made it through 2020 stronger and with entrepreneurialism. We have also seen new businesses open during this time and historically those who open during a tough time in the economy thrive as they understand the hard times.
Anyway, that’s enough of being ‘heavy’, I look forward to landing on your door step at the end of January with our first edition of 2021 and whatever your plans end up being for Christmas and the New Year I wish you love and peace – and please stay safe.
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The Villages Mag has been a staple through letterboxes of residents and businesses of Holmes Chapel, Goostrey, Brereton, Cranage and Allostock and continues to go from strength to strength. Over the last three years we have increased the editorial with lifestyle articles like grandma’s kitchen, local business new, history, motoring and fitness and worked hard to support local events and provide community news from groups and parish councils.
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Did you know?
of our community do not use Facebook. The Villages Mag is hand delivered to nearly 5000 homes and businesses.
(Source ONS & Facebook, 47% represents adults aged 18 or over)