853

is creating public interest journalism for Greenwich

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Staff reporter

$9.50
per month
THANK YOU - you'll be paying for about half-an-hour of work on the site each month.

You'll also be included on our email list so, if you want to, we will send you occasional emails about what's happening with the site. (Very occasional emails, mind...)

Specialist reporter

$17.50
per month
This monthly donation will pay for about 60 minutes' work on 853 - whether that's writing a story, sorting out photos or sitting in a meeting. Thank you - this kind of donation really makes a big difference.

You'll also be included on our email list so, if you want to, we will send you occasional emails about what's happening with the site. (You won't exactly be deluged...)

Special correspondent

$31.50
per month
This pays for almost two hours' of work on the site - enough time to put together a reasonably straightforward story from scratch. Thank you! 

You'll also be included on our email list so, if you want to, we will send you occasional emails about what's happening with the site. 

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About 853

853.london has been reporting on news and issues in Greenwich and south-east London since 2010. I'm proud that well over 100 people now help fund the site. I'd be honoured if you joined them and chipped in a little each month to help pay the bills.

While the traditional local media has abandoned investigative journalism, 853 follows decision-makers and those who influence them to get to the heart of the issues that affect our lives. Its stories have been followed up by both the legacy local press and the regional and national media. 

But all this takes time and effort. Exclusives such as revealing the anti-gay sermons at a church backed by Greenwich Council take time and effort. Even run-of-the-mill tales take a couple of hours to produce - sourcing photos and double-checking documents.

There are also direct financial costs, such as site maintenance, travel to and from events and Land Registry searches. 

I would be hugely grateful if you would consider supporting 853 with a monthly donation, meaning I can continue to work on the site and hopefully expand it to commission other people to write for it. The money will go to the company I have set up, Flyover Media CIC, which then pays me a monthly wage to cover two days on the site.

Everybody who gives some money at the basic tier and above will get occasional mails about what is happening with the site and my plans for the future. 

So, if you like 853, please do your bit to keep local journalism alive in Greenwich and SE London.

Many thanks,

Darryl Chamberlain
editor, 853.london
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853 will bring back a grand old name of SE London journalism - the MERCURY MAN column will return for the first time in over a quarter of a century.

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