The departing editor of a Sunday newspaper which is set to become a free midweek title has described the decision as “unfathomable.”
TM declined to confirm the number of jobs affected by the changes when approached by HTFP, but Sarah has confirmed she is stepping down from her role after three years.
Trinity Mirror is currently recruiting two community content creators to join a team putting together the new title, which it is provisionally calling ‘Bedfordshire Midweek’.
Posting on her personal Twitter account, Sarah said: “Many thanks for emails and messages regarding my departure from BoS. I will miss it very much, but time for a new challenge.”
She added: “Goes without saying my team and I are devastated about closure of [BoS]. Unfathomable. We need a strong local press more than ever.”
The publication date switch, which will also coincide with the closure of the Bedfordshire on Sunday website, is set to take place in early October.
The newspaper was originally founded in 1977 by Frank Branston, who went on to become the Mayor of Bedford.
It became part of Trinity Mirror following the group’s takeover of Local World in 2015.
Simon Edgley, Trinity Mirror’s regional managing director for the South East and Central & East, has previously said. “These decisions are never easy to make but they are necessary if we are to maintain a viable commercial operation with the opportunity to invest in the growth of our remaining news brands.
“I fully appreciate this announcement will be unsettling for those involved and we will do everything that we can in order to provide affected colleagues with the appropriate support throughout the consultation process.”