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Be there for the long term

This campaign tip (no. 39) was published on Friday, 8th February 2019
You'll hear people say that capital investment is hard to get, but ongoing running support funding is impossible. You can't underestimate the importance of pressing for things that will work for the long term, and re-assuring the official people your asking to help that you'll be with them all the way though

How many community projects do you look around and see looking tired a year or two after they've been completed, and decrepit a year or two later. And that can be the case for a service just as much as it can be for something physical.

If you can persuade your partners that you're in it through thick and thin, they'll be far more helpful

- Image . Confidence is in the extension of the platform from a one to a three carriage train, secure in the knowledge that the rail groups in TransWIlts have been around for a long time and neither they nor the passengers are going away any time soon!
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Contact details

These pages are written by Graham Ellis of Melksham, Wiltshire. Overlapping a life in IT and IT training, with running a hotel and campaigning for improved public transport, Graham has never been quiet - though he's starting to wind down gently now. He no longer takes overnight guests and has stepped doen from the "Community Rail Officer" role which he accidentally aquired. So he now has more time to write pages such as these and to travel in the UK. He'll be delighted to speak with your group or take a look through your case or camapaign, but be alerted that his time is not limitless even now, and he still has to keep the wolf from the door.

Postal: 48, Spa Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7NY
Phonal: 01225 708225
Emailal: graham -at- wellho.net
Or reach me on the Coffee Shop Forum (User Grahame) facilities


What a difference a campaign makes!

It probably wouldn't have happened without a strong community campaign with which I have been involved. Most days through 2019 I'll be sharing a thought, an idea, a way of working or an experience. Come back here for the links. Discussions via the Coffee Shop Forum - Graham Ellis, 31st December 2018


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