Monday, 12 July 2010

The Event

What an absolutely fabulous morning. Meet so many people with stories to tell and so willing to stop and write down what they liked about the town centre, and, of course, what they didn't. We got 152 responses and I already know there is some remarkable information gathered - how about the lady who got chopped in half! Then there was the person who wanted more night-clubs and, on the historical side, the one time importance of Warner street. There's a lot to sift through.
The event was supported by Huckleberry Films (link) and Matthew Lewis (link) so really looking forward to seeing their work.
Also fantastic to meet with everyone from Accrington Web who have been so helpful and supportive.
One comment I got quite a lot was the reply "we're not from Accrington, we just like coming to shop here." There's something going on in Accy that people like.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Saturday 10th July

The big day! We were interviewed on Radio Lancs yesterday (the Brett Davidson morning show - catch it again until 15th July). I'll let you know what happens in my next posting!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Saturday 10th July

Saturday is our big day to launch the project to get people to participate and tell us why they like coming into the town centre. It will all help develop a characterful map which will be used to promote the town and encourage us to appreciate it that bit more.

So on Saturday from 10am until about 2pm we'll see you all there and please fill in the questionnaires!

Listen to us on Radio Lancs on Friday 9th July.

Lancs Print

I was collecting some printing from Lancs Print and Steve asked me what I was doing over the weekend! I gave him one of the balloons. Remarkably he mentioned Shurmer and that many, many years ago they'd printed some maps and they might still be in the archives. How about that! I hope this project brings up more coincidences like that.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010


Nice sun-shiny t-shirts to make this Saturday morning brighter. I don't think the crowds will miss us! Does anyone have a machine to help blow up 250 balloons?

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Here's the button badges. Nobody could decide which one was best so they all got printed. Look good don't they? What's your favourite?
Just seen the weather report for the weekend and not so good but maybe there'll be sunshine between the showers!

Last week I was working with D&AW on the promotional items for this Saturday. Saf grappled with the button badge maker pressing some 250 badges - will that be enough? The questionnaire leaflet is being printed, and the pens and balloons are hopefully on their way.