How we can all Enjoy Brentwood More...

PUBLISHED: 17:06 05 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:06 05 September 2018

Crown Street, Brentwood. Picture: Melissa Page

Crown Street, Brentwood. Picture: Melissa Page

Melissa Page

We want to engage with you, the residents of Brentwood, and share your stories about the town.

Enjoy Brentwood More - that’s the challenge we’re making to the community of our thriving town as we launch an exciting new celebration of all that’s great about Brentwood.

Through this new dedicated website, we will be training our microscope on one of Essex’s gems, joining forces with residents to showcase its history and highlights.

This site will work alongside our Enjoy Harpenden More Facebook group, set up earlier this year and already buzzing with discussion.

We want to shine a light on the best of this borough, including its hidden treasures, places to eat, the characters who make the town tick, its past, present and future, quirky facts and stats, plus a huge serving of nostalgia.

So why are we doing it? The honest answer is that we are trying something new: giving our full attention to one community to see if it makes a difference to how we engage with our audience.

The world of news has changed and is continuing to change.

In the past, journalists found stories, put them in newspapers and knew that there was a guaranteed audience.

Nowadays, while print remains vital to us and you, it is just one of countless ways that we find out about our communities.

So we arrive at Enjoy Brentwood More, which aims to explore those ways and find out what works best - how you want to talk to us and how we can improve how we listen.

So why Brentwood? While we value every community equally, and our ambition is to improve our coverage and engagement with them all, we have to start somewhere.

Brentwood has the history, profile and community spirit to be that place. It all starts here, and we’re excited about the possibilities.

But it all depends on you, so please talk to us, tell us what you think and share your stories.

Enjoy Brentwood More is as much for you as it is for us.

If you want to get in touch with us, email enjoybrentwoodnmore@archant.co.uk or use the Facebook page.

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