Inside Norwich's newest nature reserve 🌿

Inside Norwich's newest nature reserve 🌿
Aerial view over Sweet Briar Marshes. Photo credit: Shaun Lawson

Greetings from The Seeker!

It’s Shaun here taking the reins following Tom Bristow’s great work in getting The Norwich Seeker up and running and securing funding from Innovate UK to see if we can make a proper go of things.

But let’s start with you.

Are you seeking answers to some of the issues this city faces? Do you want to understand more and condemn a little less? Do you crave more than clicks and controversy?

So do we.

🤝 And we want to do it with you.

From housing to health, jobs to justice, bins to ballot boxes, climate change to care homes – there’s a heck of a lot to get to the bottom of.

💪Which is why we’ll be doubling our efforts with a newsletter direct to your inbox every Saturday and Wednesday morning.

We all know that things aren’t what they were in the news industry.

So, in the coming weeks I’ll share more about how you can help us shape The Seeker.

Because the time to create a sustainable model for the in-depth, independent journalism Norwich needs is now.

So, let’s get going, shall we?

📰 Today’s edition

  • 🚏 Battle Bus – Discover why your views about the city’s buses could prove a vote winner in next year’s General Election.
  • 🎉 Party Time - Check out what's happening at this weekend's Lord Mayor's Celebrations and why City Hall is keeping it free.

But first Mark Nicholls takes us on a trip to Sweet Briar Marshes to discover how community action – combined with a grant from one of the city’s oldest companies - has helped to create a new nature reserve.