New World Alliance has been supporting distribution of The Light newspaper and since the 1st January 2012 has helped distribute around 5,000 newspapers across Devon every month. Initially the distribution was rather haphazard, with people grabbing stacks of newspapers and disappearing off and putting them through letterboxes, distributing them on the streets and leaving them in strategic places like supermarkets or on the train. This was seen as great, obviously, but insufficient to just employ guerrilla tactics and encourage spontaneous activism alone.
More organisation was clearly called for, to get the most out of the distribution network. Many local groups in Devon meet regularly and are coordinated and facilitated by dependable and reliable people. These local town group coordinators are stepping forward and working with administration teams to make clearly delineated paper rounds whereby each town in the region is being systematically divided up into an A4 map, with clear boundaries, street names and postcodes.
Designated paper rounds for people have been created to distribute the light in each of the major towns in South Devon. This is bringing a much more functional and reliable system into place and actually is more fun. The vast majority of people who deliver the Light Newspaper experience a lift in their energy, a positive worthwhile feeling and enjoy the exercise !. Every paper posted is an opportunity to bring new insight, bringing some hope of light,
perspective and a fresh point of view into a home, and a chance for others to discover a different new conversation.
If you're interested in distributing this newspaper and The Light newspaper, if you feel that the time has come to get off the sofa and do what you can to turn the tide, then please do get in touch.
You can email the local groups by emailing the website
If you give your name and location, we will forward your email to the coordinator of your most local group and you can join the teams and together we can make a difference.