Hertford and Stortford MP Julie Marson has visited the offices of Axis Magazine to meet staff, learn about the publication and discuss some of the issues she is involved in locally.
The free independent magazine covers East Hertfordshire and publishes every month with its pages full of local news, lifestyle features and what’s on information.
It can be read online or local people can pick up copies at a variety of locations across the constituency, including Bishop's Stortford Tourist Information Centre. In some areas it is also delivered.
Mrs Marson visited its offices in St Andrew Street, Hertford, last Friday and met with publisher Justine Woods and Aaron Gransby.
The trio discussed journalism and some of the work Julie is undertaking locally and at Westminster. Many of the subjects Julie is involved in are covered in Axis’s pages. She also writes a column for it each month.
“It was a pleasure to visit Axis and put names to faces and to discuss how the magazine is produced and how we can work together to make sure local people are well informed,” said Mrs Marson.
“I am a huge supporter of local impartial news and I was impressed with the professionalism and dedication of Axis's staff. It wants to make sure we know what is going on in an entertaining way and to hold people like me to account in a fair way too.
“I know Axis is popular across my constituency for the quality of its journalism and its high-quality production values. I am an avid reader and supporter."
Justine Woods said: “It was such a pleasure to welcome Julie to our offices.
“Julie’s constituency spans a large part of the area covered by our magazine and so many of the issues covered in our news pages are ones affecting her constituents.
“It was good to gain a deeper understanding of the wide-ranging work that she undertakes on their behalf.”
Axis covers Bishop’s Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Hertford, Ware, Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Cheshunt and Harlow.
As well as Bishop’s Stortford Tourist Information Centre, printed copies are available at Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre, Clock Cards in Ware and Hoddesdon Library.