Changing More Than LIghtbulbs is dead! Long live Upper Calder Valley Plain Speaker!

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.
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Thanks to everyone who visited Energy Royd in August


Over the last 28 days, there were 2,002 visitors to Energy Royd.

1,589 were unique visitors

1,268 were new visitors.

There was a big spike of 280 visitors in one day in early August and 143 people came from a tweet. I think this was probably from George Monbiot retweeting news about the start of the Ban the Burn campaign.

There was also a spike of around 150 visitors on August 12th, when I was live blogging the Ban the Burn launch. The most popular pages throughout August were about the Ban the Burn campaign and related issues, apart from the post on Green Deal – a public private partnership too far, which 54 people read. I hope more people will read this, because it’s an issue that Leeds City Region is making policy decisions about now and mostly, people don’t seem aware of what’s going on.

53 people registered to create an account, but I accidentally deleted all the A-I names a few days ago, sorry.

52 visits came from a link to Energy Royd in the Guardian Northerner blog, 13 from a link in New Internationalist and 41 from a link in Hebweb.

Thanks for visiting last month


Thanks to the 937 people who’ve visited Energy Royd between 29th June and 31st July. Hope you found plenty to interest you.


Most visited pages in July


Where did visitors come from?


704 were from UK – mostly from Calderdale, Bradford & Leeds, with a handful from London, Liverpool, Crewe and Nottingham

Then, in numerical order (most first) from:

  • China
  • USA
  • India
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Indonesia
  • Canada
  • Germany