For the latest in our series of Hyperlocal Voices Damian Radcliffe heads back home to Sussex. Geraldine Durrant, Editor of East Grinstead Online, explains how the site – ‘an idea whose time had come’ – serves the popular market town.
Launched just four months ago, East Grinstead Online is already generating substantial traffic, and publishes multiple stories every day. Here’s their story…
1. Who were the people behind the blog?
I have been a journalist all my working life, and many years ago was news editor of the local paid-for paper.
I moved on as Group Feature Writer for the Croydon Advertiser group and subsequently set up a freelance agency with a photographer colleague which supplied features to newspapers and magazines around the world.
I am mainly retired, although I still do the PR for East Grinstead Town Council and write regularly for the Catholic press.
And I am the somewhat accidental author of four children’s books, the first three of which have been adapted for a stage production which has been touring the UK this year. Continue reading