YOUR Gazette reporters will now be based on the patches they cover more often, so you can meet them and tell them your stories.

With the current office in Long Street, Dursley, now too big for the number of staff at the Gazette, the decision has been made to relocate our headquarters to the base of our sister paper, the Stroud News & Journal.

The Gazette will still be an entirely separate publication from the SNJ, we will just be sharing a main office.

To make sure our staff are still just as accessible to our readers, reporters will be based on the patches they cover more often.

Reporter for Dursley and Wotton-under Edge, Stuart Rust, will be out and about regularly in both areas.

He will also be based at The Bank Cafe in Parsonage Street, Dursley, between 11am and 2pm on Mondays and Tuesdays so that our readers can drop in for a chat and to tell him their stories.

You can also get in touch by e-mail at or via phone on 07824 478018.

Our reporter for Thornbury, Bethany Wash, will continue to be a familiar face in the town.

She will be based at Hawkes House in Thornbury from 2.15 to 5.15pm on Mondays and Tuesdays so readers can meet her. They can also e-mail her at or call 07824 478149.

Yate and Chipping Sodbury reporter Alexandra Womack lives in the area she covers and will be out and about all week. To arrange to see her, e-mail or call 07467 012966.

Reporter for Berkeley and Cam, Josh Wright, lives in the area and will be available to meet readers throughout the week. To arrange to see him, e-mail or call 07824478172.

Gary Baker, our sports editor, will be regularly visiting the areas and clubs he covers, and you can reach him via or 07824 478000.

For general enquiries, you can still call 01453 544000.

Gazette editor Michael Purton said: “We are sad to be leaving the Long Street office after so many years in Dursley but it has simply become far too big for us – we take up less than a fifth of the available space.

“The positive is that our reporters will actually be out in the patches they cover more often now and therefore closer to the communities they represent.”