About Radlett Wire

Just inside the M25, just outside the green belt and quite often beyond belief. About 9,000 people live in Radlett and they’re a pretty diverse bunch. We want to provide a useful – and occasionally sarcastic – round-up of news, events and gossip from the people, organisations and businesses of Radlett. Get in touch, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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  1. Hi,
    I hope this finds you well.

    My name is Kate and I work for Media Trust, on the Local360 Network project. The aim of Local360 is to develop a UK-wide network of people telling unique stories about their local community and patch

    I want to share with you exciting news about developments in this initiative. The first strand is that from the New Year until May 2014, we will be rolling out a fresh round of training opportunities and support for community media projects up and down the UK. Secondly, we are keen to empower you to share what’s working for you and learn from other organisations in the field- best ideas, resources and practice – and to achieve this we are providing an online space for this to happen.

    Under Local360 Network, some projects are particularly strong examples of good practice and have achieved ‘Beacon’ status, spearheading the further expansion of the network. They are showcasing effective ways of telling local stories and also encouraging new contributors. These Beacons share our aspiration to increase awareness and participation in grassroots media to ensure local communities get their voice heard.

    Our 2014 Training Plan provides a great opportunity for you to set and achieve new goals for your project, but also help get newer projects off the ground by becoming one of our Beacons too!

    When we appoint a Beacon we make a commitment to help you grow anddevelop. We will:

    • Provide free in-house training
    • Help you with purchasing equipment up to the value of £250.00
    • Provide telephone and online support when you need it
    • Promote your group as a key member of the network and give you an opportunity to share your news stories with mainstream media

    Becoming a Beacon is free and the training would be modular and consist of two workshops to ensure there is progression with each intervention. Some examples of training range from video editing, to photojournalism to socialmedia and marketing techniques. However, we aim to tailor or training content to your needs and welcome suggestions on media and communications areas that your project would like to develop or embark on. All you have to do is tell us the types of training you need and the provisional dates you would like us to deliver it. We will then recruit the trainers and try to match the dates you asked for.

    Please follow the link below for more information about Local360 Network and how you can apply to become a Beacon.

    http://local360network.mediatrust.org/content/get-involved

    You are also welcome to contact the team by phone if you have any questions or wish to talk the process through.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    Kate

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