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Hosepipe Ban
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Tarvin Primary School 50th Anniversary Crowd Fund
Robin Grimshaw, Tarvin Primary School Governor: Tuesday 17th Jul
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Pool Bank House- some history
Margaret Dixon: Tuesday 17th Jul
Remembering the First World War - Mesopotamia (Now Iraq)
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Car Boot Sale - Sunday 22nd July
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Tarvin History Group: Sunday 15th Jul
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Robert Woollams- any photographs?
Kathie Reith: Sunday 15th Jul
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Farewell Party for Rev Sue Levitt
Doreen de Cani: Saturday 14th Jul
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Remembering the First World War - Mesopotamia (Now Iraq)
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After 18 months in existence, logging on to Tarvinonline has become an integral part of many residents' daily routine. But where it has been less successful has been in getting local businesses and service providers to use the website to promote themselves.

The implementation team (creators and developers of Tarvinonline) has asked itself repeatedly why businesses are not using the website. Could it be because:

  • The cost is too high? Definately not, it is FREE.
    Tarvinonline charges nothing for an entry in the business directory, or for an article written by a local business to promote what it does. All we need from you are the words and a photo or logo
  • So few residents access the website?
    Probably not — we don't know exactly who reads the ever-changing articles and news items, but we do know that 80% of Tarvin residents have a computer connected to the internet and that Tarvinonline gets 5000 visits per month and that the number is still growing
  • Local business and service providers are so busy that they don't need new customers?
    Probably not — no statistics here, but people are rarely to be seen queueing outside the doors of our local shop-front businesses, and tradesmen's vans are not always absent from their owners' homes on week days
  • There is not enough money in the village to support local businesses, so the businesses must look elsewhere for custom?
    Probably not — Tarvin is not the most affluent community in Cheshire, but nor is it one of the most deprived. Every year tens of millions of pounds come into local households from salaries, wages, pensions, investments and benefits. Just a fraction of this sum spent with local businesses and service providers would be worth going for
  • Is it just too much effort to produce something for the website to promote a local business?
    If so, the editorial team will be happy to help you frame a directory entry or an article. But really, every business should be able to do it for themself. Writing this article took just 20 minutes from start to finish. Surely you can spare some time to promote your business!

"So Go On, Give It A Go! — you won't regret it!"
email your article to now!

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Tarvin Primary School Logo
Tue 17 Jul 6:00am  |  hits: 549

Did you go to Tarvin Primary School? Do your children or grandchildren go or will your little ones be attending in the future? Maybe you live in the village and would welcome the opportunity to support the hub of the community? If so then please follow the link below to read more about the PTA's 50th Anniversary Crowd Fund Campaign and how any donation will be used to improve the...

Pool Bank
Sun 15 Jul 6:00am  |  hits: 520

Thank you Tarvinonline for sharing information on Pool Bank Farm. I wonder do you know anything of the Woollams family who were living there in the 1880s to about 1930?I'm in Australia, writing an entry on Robert Woollams (b.1879 Huxley) for our publication on the men and women living in our area who served in World War I. Robert was the son of Margaret and John...

Hosepipe Ban Scan_20180717
Wed 18 Jul 6:00am  |  hits: 242

We've all been enjoying the lovely, hot weather but the lack of rain and high demand for water means our reservoirs are now lower than we'd like them to be at this time of year.That's why a hosepipe ban will be introduced across the North West from5th August 2018. This means householders won't be allowed to use either a hosepipe or sprinkler as these use an incredible amount of...