Michèle Copeland takes editorial role

By David Tingley

It’s a pleasure to introduce Michèle Copeland to you, our new editorial assistant on the magazine. Michèle has lived in the village for the past three years, having first heard about Hurstpierpoint through her involvement in the twinning project with French town St Martin de Boscherville - from the other side! Michèle, although born in London, has spent a good deal of her life on the continent occupied with - among other things - her family, teaching English and the Alexander Technique and running a small publishing house near Paris.

Michèle’s role at Hurst Life will be to keep in touch with everything that is going on in the village, respond to enquiries from readers and write feature articles for our pages on a monthly basis.

If you have an idea for a story, or just want to say Hi, then do please send an email to us at editor@hurstlife.co.uk – where she will happily respond. Among other things, we would love a few residents to complete our 5 mins with feature (it literally takes five minutes max!) and also any suggestions for our Village People feature - where we meet and tell someone’s story in more detail following an interview. 


Don’t be shy! Most of us love to learn more about folk in our communities - and Hurstpierpoint is packed with so many fascinating individuals; you’ve all got a story to tell. It’s not about being famous or a public figure! Give us a tip-off about your neighbour or best mate.

Michèle commented: “I’m really looking forward to meeting more local people and also getting stuck into writing again.”