Welcome Emily - New Hurst Life editorial assistant

By David Tingley
This month sees a change to our team after only announcing a new editorial assistant in the June issue! Hattie Parish has left us after being offered a full-time role elsewhere, so whilst I’m sad to say goodbye, I’m also delighted to introduce Emily Volkert to you.
     Emily moved to Hurstpierpoint from Brighton last year and has already fallen in love with the place! She lives with her partner Matt and their two year old son Oliver. 
     After studying journalism at university, she started her career earning her stripes working on The Daily Star, something she describes as “an eye-opening experience”! Her working life has been varied since those times, including working in marketing, public relations, running her own vintage business and being a learning mentor to Key Stage 4 pupils.
     Emily commented: “Hurstpierpoint is a really great village with a vibrant community, which I’m delighted to be part of. I’m really looking forward to getting to know more of the people and places that make it such a great place to live and sharing their stories with you.”
     As well as meeting folk and writing content, Emily will be on the other end of the editor inbox too. She will also be joining me at our ‘meet and greet’ stall at the St Lawrence Fair on 4th July - so do come and say Hi, tell us a story or give an article suggestion while you are at it!