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Editor tells readers that on-patch HQ ‘not possible at the moment’

Sam Jackson newAn editor has vowed to strengthen links between her newspaper and readers after revealing a return to an on-patch office was “not possible at the moment”.

Sam Jackson, who edits the Worksop Guardian has responded to calls from “many” readers for the paper to regain a base in the Nottinghamshire town after “several years” away.

To counteract the lack of a permanent office in Worksop, Sam has launched a series of events allowing readers to meet members of her team, who are all based entirely remotely.

The first of these was held at Worksop Library earlier this month, with Sam addressing the office issue in a piece promoting the event.

Sam, pictured, wrote: “We know many have called for us to have an office back in the town again, but unfortunately this is not possible at the moment.

“But our team is always keen to get out and about in the community.”

Sam took over at the Guardian earlier this year, becoming its first dedicated editor since the mid-2010s in the process.

Speaking to HTFP, she said: “The meet the team event at Worksop Library was very successful. It was great to meet and talk to readers and I hope to hold similar events around our patch in the future.

The Guardian hasn’t had an office in the Worksop town centre for several years, but is still a paper that cares for the community it represents, covers the issues important to our readers and holds those in power to account.

“I strive to continue to strengthen links between the paper and the community it serves.

“I hope regular meet the team events, along with other initiatives, will help to do this.”