Wednesday, 3 March 2010


I walked in Monday morning to see that somebody had searched for 'Hampshire County Council meetings' on Google.

"What's the problem?" I hear you cry! Well, it's very annoying seen as I already have a list of council meetings for Hampshire and Winchester.

It was refreshing to see somebody taking notice of my 'forward planning board'. Thanks Claire!

I also got Claire onto a story this week after hers fell through. The story was about the Hampshire County Council's Archiving Department who are recording how the web has developed over time.

It was a good story as news broke this week that 25,000 council jobs could be lost - are these the kind of departments we can do without?

I also spent a long time going through all members of Winchester City Council and writing what department(s) they specialise in. Their contact numbers are all there too so this will hopefully help the news team in getting the right person.

1 comment:

  1. Well done Glen and Claire, your forward planning should be taken into account every week I agree, as it is quite annoying when someone comes in on Monday saying that there is no stories where there is a lists of council meetings and other events that you put up on the wall. Fair enough if there is no interesting angle to connect those meetings with but there is always a chance of an efford and potentially a story hidden in some of those events. It would be good if people kept checking your planner even a week before, just after the bulletin is recorded and look into the events that could be done for the following week. I did reporting meself and I know that it is not as easy as I say it and sometimes even though we do find a story there is so many things that can go wrong, like press officers never returning the calls or potential interviewees not available when we need it etc. But there is always room for an attempt and Glens planner on the wall:o)