Ref: Sir Nicholas Soames on the news that today’s edition is East Grinstead Online’s last.
“I am truly very sorry to hear that East Grinstead Online is to cease publishing. In my judgement it has performed a truly invaluable community service which will be much missed. It was part of the Social Capital of the town and there is no doubt that it reached parts that others could not.
Geraldine and Barney Durrant deserve the most enormous credit for their tremendous efforts in putting together such a splendid service.
Local knowledge of people and communities is rare and therefore really invaluable and something special is about to go out of our lives.
I salute their efforts and I thank them for all that they did.”
The Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames MP
We have received a great many supportive messages of which this, from Sir Nicholas, was just one. And we appreciate all of them, not just for their kind words, but for the thoughtfulness which prompted them. Thank you to everyone who has been in touch.