To make sure there aren’t any misunderstandings, we feel there are two definitions of ‘ledge’ that are appropriate here:

Place: Somewhere you can stick things like mementos, and even friends. As Fairport Convention once sang: “We’re gonna meet on the ledge.”

Person: Someone who is well known (or should be) for doing something great or incredible – often an exaggeration to make them sound more important than they really are – ‘a legend!’. 

So the Community Ledge is a place where we want to showcase someone who needs recognition for being a stand-out member of our community. 

They will be picked with great care by a panel of experts – or at least given a bit of thought by a few people at HIP. But we need your help in deciding, so get onto social media and talk up anyone you think should be there or get in touch [email protected]

Our first choice is Alison Cooper, in recognition of her tireless community work and all-round sparkiness. Click here to read the interview.


• Read our other Community Ledges
John Knowles
Claudine Eccleston
Alan Turing
Rachel Holtom
Ruaidhri Guest
Erica Barrett


The Albion has agreed to sponsor the whole fandango and they will be treating those making it onto the ledge with a celebrity meal.


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