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Uncertainty over future of South London weekly

A South London weekly is facing possible closure after bosses admitted they were “considering options” for its future.

Regional publisher Newsquest has confirmed it is carrying out a review into free title the Streatham Guardian.

The newspaper is part of the Wandsworth Guardian series, which has an average weekly distribution of 53,691 according to the most recent ABC figures.

It is not known how many staff would be affected were the title to close.

Group managing editor of Newsquest South London Andrew Parkes said:  “We’re aware of the speculation and I can confirm senior management has been considering a variety of options regarding the Streatham Guardian”.

“We’re not ruling anything in or out at this stage and are considering a number of possibilities. We do hope to announce a viable solution very soon.”

The Guardian is one of two free titles currently covering Streatham, the other being the Lambeth Post.

In addition Sir Ray Tindle’s South London Press recently launched a paid-for hyperlocal edition covering the suburb.