853is creating public interest journalism for Greenwich
As a thank-you, I'll try to send you a monthly newsletter highlighting what's been going on in Greenwich and across SE London, and some of the best things other people have done.
(Real-life demands mean I may miss the odd month, but I'll keep trying to give it a go.)
As a thank-you, you'll get the 853 Monthly newsletter (it may not actually be monthly, but I'll give it my best shot).
And if you like, you'll get a credit on the site thanking you. (If you'd like to stay anonymous, that's fine too - I won't add names that have public connections with those in authority.)
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.
We might even have a drink, too.