Sandi Bloomfield Steps Down as Editor

She has spent nearly 20 years working on the local web site

Sandi Bloomfield helping to clean up the foreshore
Sandi Bloomfield helping to clean up the foreshore. Picture Simon Dael


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The long time editor of the site, Sandi Bloomfield, has stood down from the role due to health reasons.

Sadly, an eye condition has made it impossible for her to work for any great length of time on a computer screen so she has reluctantly decided to step aside.

She has worked on the site for nearly 20 years making it one of the most successful and enduring local web sites in the UK. Her ethos was always to give as much help as was possible to community activities in the area.

Last year saw a new record set for the web site’s readership and, despite the issues that she has had with her eyesight, Sandi helped keep the site running through the challenges of the pandemic.

Sandi will continue to be a contributor of story leads to the site and will now focus more on her other efforts to make Putney an even more special place to live and work including volunteering with Putney Tidy Towpath.

For the time being the site will continue to operate along with the site with stories produced by an editorial team including Louise Salmon and Sue Chourlarton.

A decision will be taken as to whether or not to appoint a new editor for the site as the economic picture becomes clearer after the pandemic. The advertising revenue that the site depends on has been reduced over the course of the lockdown and it is far from certain the site will be viable in the longer term. If you are an SW15 resident and would wish to be considered for the role of editor if and when recruitment begins for the role please email

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April 16, 2021