As a start to the process of upgrading and developing this website, with support from Coops UK and the Carnegie Trust UK via their Make Your Local News Work initiative, we’ve changed the name from Changing More Than Lightbulbs to Upper Calder Valley Plain Speaker.
We hope you like it. It says what we do, and where we do it.
Changing More Than Lightbulbs was fine while it lasted, but the name reflected a time when the website was really only reporting on environmental and climate change issues, and only spoke to a narrow range of people.
UCV Plain Speaker reflects our decision to broaden the range of reporting to include economic, social and environmental justice issues and to contextualise the sweeping and often sickening political changes that we are all experiencing.
We are also broadening the geographic area Plain Speaker reports on. Changing More Than Lightbulbs focussed on Hebden Royd; Plain Speaker aims to report on news from the whole Upper Calder Valley area. So please send your news and stories, from wherever you are in UCV!