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Popley Matters The First 200
     The idea for Popley Matters came out after an article in the Basingstoke Gazette about 32 years ago. The article asked for local people across the borough to write in about their interest groups. The very first edition was produced by a group of residents and agencies under the name of Popley Interagency Project PIP, for short the first cover was drawn by Rebecca Dobbie who was a student at the then John Hunt of Everest.  Rebecca’s design was the winner in a competition by the students. In the first five years there were just four issues printed and distributed there were somewhere in the region of 2800 copies.
      Popley was getting very poor press reports and a bad reputation of being a place you would not want to live in. A meeting was called in 1996 and residents were asked if you were interested in trying to tackle the completely unfair and biased reputation. We met in Popley Fields Community Centre. We were sitting talking about the negative press and how much we all loved living in Popley, and how we were happy and proud of Popley and its close community. We wondered what we could do to change what we all felt the wrong attitude to Popley. We also wanted let other people know about the facilities and how much was available in Popley but mostly to prove what great people lived in our estate. Someone mentioned that there used to be a magazine called Popley Matters and how good it would be if we could revive it. But who could design and lay it out, and then there was how do we fund it? Paul Frankum said, "I will lay out an initial copy, but just the one to show how it could be done".  Famous last words! Paul has guided us from an A4 one sheet fold over, to the booklet quarterly and then on to the monthly issues that we produce today. and we are fast approaching our 75th edition that Paul has laid out. Jane Frankum took the responsibility to be the Editor, Iris King was the initial treasurer, David Phillips and Ron Rowe were committee members and Terry Jones the Chairman. Kate Lomas was our advertising Manager. The magazine is self-funding as the advertisements cover the cost so that we could pay the printer. We have a whole army of wonderful people who deliver for you with many doing it for many years, but we always need more, many hands make light work.
    A Popley Forum was formed in 1997 and we had meetings all around the estate and we arranged to have meetings for residents to come and participate on many different subjects. We had as few as 6 residents and as many as 120 people, on many of the different issues. Your Councillors, agencies and residents worked together on many issues over the years. Some of the positive outcomes were, CCTV in Longfellow Parade and Abbey Road Shops. The retention of the number 5 bus rout to the hospital, the new Everest Community college now an academy, massive regeneration of now 5400 homes, Community Wardens, PCSO’s and then two Police Beat officers. We would love to see a residents group to continue and help the local councillors and residents carry on getting better facilities in the parks, get the drainage sorted, new paths, more parking and safer crossings on some of our busy roads. The work continues. Litter, dog fouling, landscape, anti-social behaviour, graffiti, renewal of old and damaged street signs, green gym equipment these are just some of the subjects we are tackling in Popley and there is still much to do.
     The first four Popley Matters in the 1990’s were mainly advertising however we proactively continue to try to keep you informed and give you a chance to communicate with all our neighbours and read some interesting articles too. We try to promote what groups are available, where and when they meet. As an editorial team we try to make the Popley Matters both interesting and informative with articles and  reports that people have written and that you will want to read. It has proved to be a mammoth task and takes many hours of work to produce and deliver. We hope you enjoy reading Popley Matters.
The copies of Popley Matters up to 117 are in the order that we have to send them to the printers so it appears that the pages are mixed up, but all the content is there and ready if you want to print off a copy for yourself. From 118 will be in page order. The one's highlighted in blue are available now the rest will be shortly.
You can contact the Editor of Popley Matters via on Email editor@popleymatters.org.uk

 

 

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Popley Matters 26 December 2001 - February 2002 (Volume 3 issue 15)
Popley Matters 25 September 2001 - November 2001 (Volume 3 issue 14)
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Popley Matters 21 September 2000 - November 2000 (Volume 3 issue 10)
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Popley Matters 14 December 1998 - February 1999 (Volume 3 issue 3)
Popley Matters 13 September 1998 - November 1998 (Volume 3 issue 2)
Popley Matters 12 June 1998 - August 1998 (Volume 3 issue 1)
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Popley Matters 6 July 1997 - August 1997 (Volume 2 issue 2)
Popley Matters 5 May 1997 - June 1997 (Volume 2 issue 1)
Popley Matters 4 December 1996
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