A NEW directory aimed at promoting Midhurst clubs and societies has been published.
Entitled Bringing Midhurst Together, it was planned by the Midhurst Together community group as a counterpart to the popular Midhurst Local, with three main purposes.
Sarah Murison, a group member, told the Observer: “It has three main purposes – to showcase Midhurst clubs and societies and help them find new members, to help people find clubs and events they might wish to join and as a ‘snap-shot’ of community life in Midhurst.”
She said Midhurst Together was grateful to Mark Harvey of Midhurst Local, who supported the project throughout.
The group also thanked Midhurst Town Council and West Sussex County Council for their financial support which helped with printing and distribution costs.
Nearly 50 community organisations are included in the booklet, in five categories: community, social and welfare, environment and heritage, arts and crafts, sport and leisure and faith.
It has been very well received
The booklet also includes information about organisations that are not strictly speaking community groups, but are nevertheless important to the community including Midhurst First, the Midhurst Town Trust, Visit Midhurst and the Midhurst Town Team.
It has now been distributed to every home in Midhurst and Easebourne.
“It has been very well received,” said Sarah.
“The Handy and Divine website received many additional visits during the week of delivery – one new resident in Midhurst said she had found out about the Quaker Friends’ meeting by reading about it in the booklet, and would be visiting the meeting as a result.”
The next move is to put the community announcements in the booklet on-line, which will take place soon.
Midhurst Together is looking for help to plan its next activities with social media. Midhurst West Sussex on Facebook, @MidhurstUK on Twitter, www.wordpress.com/midhursttogether