Meetings and volunteers

We currently meet every Wednesday at 7.30pm via Zoom, but navigating our way back into a room at our registered office 67 Eversfield Place, St Leonards, where we will be once a month, dates tbc. Feel free to come along unannounced, or email a Section Editor below or find us on Facebook or Instagram

Looking to advertise with us?

Contact our sales director, Helen Drake
[email protected]

Looking to write for us?

You can send articles and ideas straight to our section editors,
if you know which section you’re aiming for:

News team
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Community editor Rod Webb
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Features editor Ben Bruges and Helen Drake
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Arts editor Fiona McGarry and Kent Barker
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Literature editor Pete Donohue
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Food editor Pasha Milburn
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Health and environment editors Susan McFie 
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Business editor Damien Pestell
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Sport editor Hugh Sullivan
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Want your event in our listings?
Contact Jasmine Tutton, Nadine Hayward &
Ian Greensmith
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Please forward any photographs you have to the relevant
section editor or to our designer Michelle Shakesby

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Still not sure who to contact, email
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