I have worked as a local journalist and freelance writer for almost 20 years. I’m passionate about local journalism, and believe it has an important role to play in supporting local communities to grow and develop.
I founded In Common after being made redundant. I didn’t want to stop telling the stories of the people where I lived, so I reached out via social media for others to be involved in contributing to a new website and also for funding, and In Common was born.
We live in increasingly frightening times, and reaching out to build links in our own communities feels like something we can do to help counter some of that. I really hope In Common helps build local communities and also supports the arts and cultural scene in Southampton and beyond. I’ve met so many fascinating people in my job and can’t wait to share more of them with you, through the pages of In Common.
- If you like my work and would like to to buy me a virtual coffee, or preferably a cup of builders’ tea, it would be much appreciated. My Ko-fi account is: https://ko-fi.com/sallychurchward
Read more by Sally:
Satvir Kaur on her journey from inner city shop girl to the new leader of Southampton City Council
Ukrainian refugees helped to settle in Southampton with community effort
Organisers are set for first LGBTQ+ Party in the Park in Southampton
In Common needs you – can you help?
What do Sotonians think about Southampton being shortlisted as City of Culture?
Southampton shopworker calls on council to make bus stops safer
Experts to the clinically vulnerable respond to the end of covid mitigations
You can help save independent, ethical shopping in Southampton
Falling through the the justice gap: the shrinking of legal aid and access to justice
Greg Gilbert – artist, poet, musician and ‘butterfly collector’. A tribute to a life filled with art, music, wonder and love
Identifying outside the boxes – non-binary people share their journeys of self-identification
Hampshire company Solid 8 receiving death wishes after mistaken identity
Featured artist: Donna Mcghie
The Southampton hobbyist making PPE for the NHS in his garage
Can you help the Southampton Coronavirus Response Fund?
Hampshire People’s Pride: bringing politics to the party
Southampton Seed Swap – what’s it all about?
Is it transformation or the end of the road for Southampton’s Art House?
Generous Southampton shoppers donate trolley-fulls to food bank
Video of Southampton binman goes viral after Jeremy Corbyn shares it
Artist, poet, musician and dad Greg Gilbert on his need to create
Football and politics: Southampton’s St Pauli supporters
Jeremy Corbyn & Rebecca Long-Bailey address Southampton rally
Jeremy Corbyn coming to Southampton tomorrow
Artist of the month: Claudia Friend
People in Common: Kwame Bakoji-Hume
Preview: Vulvas In/formation at The Railway, Winchester
Book review: The Rapture by Claire McGlasson
Daniel Crow and ‘a space’: have they transformed the Southampton art scene?
October Books: how the radical bookshop is booming
People in common: Simon Cotton
Featured artist: Patricia Descalco
People in common: Laxmi Morgan