What's The Gossip?
Well, it’s under new management. Hornton’s quarterly newspaper has been edited superbly for the past 25 years by Julie Stanley and Ann Hemmings but they have now passed the baton to Cindy Koberl, Jane Martin and Lorna Abbott. And the trio are keen to hear about your stories – and receive your cash, because The Gossip will need to be self-funding in future.
Cindy – ckoberl (at) btinternet dot com - is taking on the commercial role, Jane (janee dot martin (at) icloud dot com) will be in charge of production and Lorna (abbott (at) hornton dot myzen dot co dot uk) will edit and write for the newsletter. “We’re going to invite local businesses to advertise with us and we’ll be asking village clubs and groups to consider making donations to The Gossip when they hold successful fund-raising events, “ says Lorna. “The History Group, for example, has already offered a contribution from this summer’s barn dance profits.
“Another possible source of income is sponsorship. If anyone is interested in sponsoring an issue, please contact Cindy. “I’d also be very pleased to hear from Horntonians who would like to submit pieces to The Gossip. If you’ve got an idea but aren’t keen to write a story yourself, don’t worry. Just get in touch with me and I’ll write it for you.”