There have been a number of major, organisational changes here at the Westender.
We've pulled the plug on print publication for the moment, as the business model just wasn't working out.
The company that has been publishing the Westender is in the process of being wound up and I will, in future, operate as a Sole Trader.
I intend to focus on improving the effectiveness and reach of our online presence, and have commissioned a number of new features and amenities that will, hopefully, dramatically increase the number of visitors to the site and make us the first port of call for anyone wanting to stay informed of what's happening locally.
I'm also in the process of planning a number of community forums in West End this year, in collaboration with the West End Community Association, to encourage debate and wider engagement on the issues that affect us as a community. The first will be on the subject of independent publishing, something close to my heart.
Well, the Westender has been through any number of changes over the past twenty-three years, but we’re still here, and still offering an informed, quirky take on local news, and global news with local significance.
Cheers, and have a good read.
Kerrod Trott, Editor and Publisher