THE Maldon and Burnham Standard is recruiting a team of readers to help us stay in touch with what people want from their local weekly newspaper.

Members of the reader panel will be given a voice to tell us what you think about the Standard’s editorial content.

How do you rate certain stories? What do you think of the look of the paper? What do you think we should be covering in greater depth? What do you want to see less of?

It’s easy to join the panel. Simply send an e-mail to with your name, address and daytime telephone number to sign up to the reader panel.

Once you have signed up, you will be contacted via e-mail when the first questionnaire is ready.