Our local news magazine about Clapham Junction and around is renamed Clapham Junction Insider (CJI).
This website content has evolved for more than a decade. Set up in 2008 as a tool to support the Clapham Junction Action Group campaign against the Twin skyscrapers proposed beside our train station, the website has transformed into a global news magazine focused on local topics including planning, but also transport, retail and business life, education, environment and charities.
Beside the established Wandsworth Times (formerly Wandsworth Guardian) and South London Press, more online news websites are competing in London in the recent years, from the city wide MyLondon to the hyperlocal PutneySW15 and WandsworthSW18 (both part of a network of local web sites which covers a large part of West and South West London. The company behind this network is Neighbour Net Ltd).
There is no BatterseaSW11, but the purpose of CJI is not to fill the gap and publish a flow of press releases or list of events. Instead we want to dedicate our time to report on comprehensive stories that you won’t find anywhere else, with context and investigation. Therefore, the name Insider underline our goal to analyse and explain local issues that matters to you, while Clapham Junction reflects our core centre of interest.
This might not be a big change for you, but this is important for us as it could also help to make partnerships with other publishing networks, in order to always provide better news.
In addition, as we say at the bottom of our articles, we aim to feature as much as possible on community campaigns and initiatives, local societies, charities based in the area, fundraising efforts and helping residents on their local issues.
We are not changing our reporting, we want to do more!
Until recently, all stories, analysis and reports published have been made with the great help of many volunteers. However, at the end of the day it cost time and efforts and we are frustrated that we cannot do more: there are many subjects that we would like to cover but we need financial resources to help us providing regular information.
We are therefore asking our readers to consider offering financial support to these efforts. Any money given will help support community and public interest news and the expansion of our coverage in this area.
2 ways of supporting our project
Do you think what we are doing is helping the community and you want to encourage us to do more? We have set up two ways of supporting our project:
- Paypal: For one-off contributions, you can just use your bank card. However if you wish to encourage and support us regularly with a small amount, you will need a Paypal account to set up a monthly subscription. Click here to donate.
- Patreon: this is a well-known membership platform that connects content creators with supporters. Mainly, it offers financial tools that let supporters subscribe to projects that give creators a predictable income stream as they continue to create content. Click here to subscribe and support us regularly.
If you do support us in this way we’d be interested to hear what kind of articles you would like to see more of on the site – send your suggestions to the editor.