File talk:Chepstowpedia report2.pdf

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This proposed budget is woefully lacking without any idea of how much time staff will be spending on the project. Staff don't work for free... --Tango (talk) 11:35, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Is this still on the table?[edit source]

Three months on I don't know if this is still on the table, but if so I'd be inclined to oppose this on grounds of cost. One drawback of Monmouthpedia type events is that we don't have the money to scale up the program at the same price to the whole of the UK. So either we decide which towns get £15k of investment, or we need to scale this back to something that the charity can afford to rollout. There may be a case for doing this in some fair way, for example there may be a bunch of historic towns where we could get access to extra sources and materials and there is an unusually large amount to cover. I'm OK with this if were downsized to the point where any town in the UK can sign up and receive their package of leaflets and badges and maybe a place on a training course; Or we come up with a transparent criteria that prioritises towns such as I suspect my own that spend more on museums than on the promotion of tourism, or towns that definitely won't include my home town where this is an opportunity to recruit the newly retired incomers who are moving into the area and looking for something to do in their retirement. But we shouldn't just put £15k into Chepstowpedia without discussing how this could scale to every town that wanted it. WereSpielChequers (talk) 13:57, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Scalability was a specific part of the discussion at the Board meeting when we considered the proposal. See my general summary at Water_cooler#Chepstowpedia. -- (talk) 15:36, 28 September 2012 (UTC)