Hello and welcome to another edition of the Village Journal – June 2015
This edition marks my first anniversary as Editor at the VJ and I wish to take this opportunity to thank those advertisers who regularly adver- tise with the VJ and pay on time – you are our life blood and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Why am I gushing at advertisers you wonder? Well you see one of the main ongoing problems we have here at The VJ is that of outstanding ‘bad debt’. Basically, this has occurred when we have run ads for individuals/businesses who haven’t paid up for that service. While we have been writing it off incrementally each month it’s just not fair and it is far too big of a financial burden for a community owned and run publication to bear. We simply cannot afford to be owed thousands of dollars in unpaid advertising dollars and we aren’t really in a position to be continually chasing money. So I publicly call on everyone who has ever run an ad in the VJ to check your financial records.
Do you owe the VJ money? Do you know someone who may have forgotten they do?
The VJ has the potential to keep on going for another 28 years but only if we as a community want to have a VJ. To do that we need to get paid what we are owed. Believe me I don’t want to publish our bed debtors list or name and shame people, nor do I want to have to send out the collection agencies but it’s getting kind of serious here. So please do the right thing and pay your accounts.
All though the VJ has its origins in Rosebank the reality is that these days we come from a wide and varied range of different villages, some big and some small. As VJ contributors and readers we are a part of a collective of individuals who want to communicate and seek to engage with each other and this is what the VJ is about – community participation, representation and engagement. This month we see a new contributor called Robina Todd and she has written a piece called the Spirit of a Horse. So for any horsey people out there if you need advice on training or handling please write into the VJ and we will pass it on or you can contact Robina directly. This edition also feature our regular contributor’s and articles by Stewart Hase, Moya Costello and Alan Brockman.
So rug up, stay warm, and enjoy this month’s Village Journal.
P.S – Pay the VJ.