Weekly newspaper staff who recently lost their editor to redundancy are now set to lose their office too.
The move will see five members of staff based 13 miles away in Hertford, at the base of the Hertfordshire Mercury.
HTFP reported last month how Observer editor Paul Winspear had been made redundant after almost 10 years in charge of the newspaper.
On the same day, news editor Sinead Holland also finished after being made redundant in the restructure by TM, which saw a total of 12 jobs put at risk across the East of England.
No jobs are at risk as a result of the office move proposal.
According to Bishop’s Stortford Tourist Information Centre, the Observer’s office, on North Street, in the town, had been the paper’s home since its foundation in the 1860s.
The building itself, pictured above, is believed to have stood since the 1550s.
A Trinity Mirror spokesperson said: “We have confirmed with our five staff based in Bishop’s Stortford that we propose closing that office with them moving to the new Hertford office with the rest of the Herts and Essex team.
“There will be no redundancies and no other editorial impact or changes of this proposal.”