Sally Churchward

is creating In Common, a community news and features website




per month

About Sally Churchward

In Common is an independent community-based features news site for Southampton and the surrounding areas. It features interesting stories about local issues, people, as well as information about the local art, music and cultural scenes, recipes, book reviews and more. We are local people, writing about the things we care about and the area in which we live.

What we do

We don’t cover breaking stories about crime, court or the council. You can read that elsewhere and we prefer to focus on stories about people, rather than just events. This is slow news – not attention-grabbing click bait, but a longer read, which hopefully you will get something from. Less haste, more read is our motto.

How In Common began

In Common was founded by former Southern Daily Echo journalist Sally Churchward. When she was made redundant from her role as a features writer in May, 2019, she wanted to carry on writing about her local community and continue to help bring people together. She reached out to people through Facebook and Twitter and found that other people also wanted to write about and take photos of their local community, not for money but for love. She also found that people were happy to donate towards the set up costs of the website. It is hoped that as the audience of In Common grows, people will value it enough to make regular donations, to help make it sustainable in the long term.
This is a new project, and it’s one that will grow and adapt with time. It’s for you, so please read, share and get involved. Tell us if there’s something you think we should write about, or write it yourself!
We believe in the importance of a community news website to keep local people informed and to help strengthen our links with each other. To help us provide this, we greatly appreciate donations towards keeping the site running and allowing us to pay our contributors for their time.

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