Polly Perkins is the new (interim) project manager at the Burngreave Messenger. Her professional background is in film, journalism and community arts and she has also delivered secular wedding and funeral ceremonies as a freelance celebrant. In the past she has also been a chef, a childminder and chambermaid. Polly says “I can’t wait to get to know the people who the Burgreave Messenger relies on.”

Jamie Marriott is the Digital Media Officer and designer. He is responsible for coordinating and managing the Messenger online and will be working with volunteers to improve our social media and web presence. Jamie is another long-standing supporter of the Messenger, having first got involved as a volunteer in 2002. Since then he has worked as an employee with various duties, including developing and designing both the Messenger and BNDfC websites, and supporting and training volunteers to keep the website up-to-date. He also took over the design and layout of the printed edition in 2007, a role he continues to this day now on a freelance basis.