The borough's youth magazine, Outskirts, was facing oblivion as part of a cost-cutting drive, but has won a recent reprieve after some bright spark came up with the idea of continuing in web-form only.
Consequently, Outskirts, a popular publication amongst the young of Richmond and Twickenham, is due topublish its next 16-page online magazine in December.
A number of the current team are going to university or taking A levels next year. The Council needs around 15 new members of the team to write and take on new roles including a web officer and sponsorship officer to help the publication continue.
This means 15 fantastic opportunities for young writers and creatives to showcase their talents and get involved with local and community issues.
The original announcement to discontinue the printed magazine due to rising costs was met with dismay by young local folk, and Richmond Council explored other options on how to allow its publication at a reduced cost.
The need for new blood couldn't have come at a better time, with the new publication promising to be as lively and cutting edge as its readers want it to be. It's also an unmissable chance for work experience, and could prove incredibly beneficial for future careers.
If you want more information on how to get involved with Outskirts, check out www.richmond.gov.uk/outskirts, where you'll find recent editions and an application form.
Silas Van Der Bas
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Silas Van Der Bas is a freelance writer and photographer with The Little White Studio.