Big thumbs up to new look Citizen

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THE Citizen office was a hive of activity on Wednesday when readers, councillors and local dignitaries helped up to celebrate our new look Citizen newspaper.

The overwhelming response was that readers love the new look. “Cleaner and crisper” were the main comments about the new type styles and readers also liked the bigger text and bolder headlines.

Christine Aubin from Elm said receiving her Citizen on a Wednesday is the highlight of the day. “I can’t wait to get it. I look forward to it early in the morning. I love it,” she said.

Leader of Fenland Council Alan Melton said he liked the “cleaner design” and Wisbech Mayor Viv MacRae said it was well laid out with a “still high standard of journalism” and Robert Freeman from March said “carry on with the good work”.

The new index section was a hit with readers who found it easier to find their favourites. Roger Rawson commented on facebook it was easier to read and the new headings were great and Mitch Mitchell tweeted to say it was a very good revamp.

Autumn Taylor, of Thorney Toll said: “I think the new Fenland Citizen looks great and more colourful. Well done to everyone.”

Annie Appleby said: “Love the new look paper. Clearer and easier to digest.”

Thanks to all the businesses who generously gave draw prizes. Brenda Barber was delighted to receive the £50 Truly Irresistable hamper full of goodies donated by Anglia Co-op which has a store at Bagdeney Road in March, and Lisa Richardson of Chatteris said she was “skipping inside” when she received a call to say she was the winner of the family Butlin’s pass donated by Holiday With Us.