Twenty years and counting

Messenger 20th anniversary spread of issues 2

Story by Richard Belbin

Welcome to the twentieth anniversary edition of the Messenger. As well as all the usual news and features, in this issue we are also featuring some of the people and groups and who were also featured back in that very first issue twenty years ago. We are delighted that they are still here too!

When the Messenger was begun (see 20 years of the Burngreave Messenger) it was intended as a vehicle to both inform the local community and to counter the negative view many had of the area – often without ever having even visited. Over the years we have helped support and promote hundreds of local groups and businesses, taken up causes important to our readers and generally promoted the positivity and talent within the Burngreave community. In all, over 1,000 people have been involved in helping to put the paper together for these 144 issues (plus two specials!).

In the coming years we hope to be able to still engage and involve this many people. The times may change, and community members may move on, but the need for a united and confident community that can proudly defend itself and welcome new members into it remains. If you have any ideas about what you’d like to see in the paper, or have an idea about different ways we could cover issues, or involve new people, please get in touch and let us know.

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