The following is an email I sent out recently to everybody who has added their email address in the “Keep in the Loop” section of the Finchley Arrow and we have published it here so everyone can see what is happening
There are going to be a few changes in July and I will explain below.
First, our web hosts for the Finchley Arrow will come to the end at some time on the 3rd of July so, from the 2nd of July, we will redirect, automatically everybody who clicks on the FinchleyArrow.co.uk address to the WordPress part of our newspaper, you will just lose all the “verbose” instructions for now. To read the newspaper, just click on the Finchley Arrow address as normal, the only difference is, it will take you directly into the actual newspaper.
The Finchley Community website is now fully operational – there may be a few kinks so, if you are willing, we would love you to take a look around and let us know if you find anything wrong, anything you can improve upon, or any suggestions for new information we can add about Finchley. My week, Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm is now almost all taken up with both websites and this is all voluntary. If you could see fit to help – it shouldn’t take more than a quarter of an hour – I’d be grateful as I sometimes find it hard to see the wood for the trees. I will be 72 on the 19th of July, so it would be a nice present for me if you could do this by that date! I’ll pour myself a drink for everyone who does this 🙂
The footer of the new Finchley Community website appears on every page and we have included a large size link on it for the Finchley Arrow. This means that you can just use the Finchley Community address all the time if you wish. One benefit on this website is we also have links to The Archer in East Finchley and both local commercial papers, the Hendon and Finchley Times, and the Barnet and Finchley Press. So, in one place you can search for anything happening in Finchley. We don’t mind our competition and have included them all to make life easier for everyone in Finchley.
One of the things we will lose is the Keep in the Loop facility to send these messages. we will, once we have the new Finchley Arrow site up and running later in July, be able to re-instate some form of reminder.
I have made a copy of these addresses and will mail you once we are familiar with the new site. Until then you can add your address on the newspaper site for a reminder when an article is published for a few weeks and see whether you think it is obtrusive or not. When my next email arrives, we will have ceased using the WordPress site so you won’t get any more reminders there – but we will keep the site open for the back issues of articles.
Please don’t hesitate to phone me on 020-8020 3904 or 0794-162 2401 if there is anything you need clarification on. Best between 10am and 6pm.