Gwydir News’ last print edition as Gwydir Council shuts the door on Gwydir News.
Today’s edition is the last print version of Gwydir News, as it will return in a digital format in the New Year. The announcement said:
‘Initially, the Gwydir News will utilise its social media facebook page to deliver news, recorded interviews and videos, with the hopes of then incorporating the news on the new Gwydir Shire Council website which is currently being developed. We believe that we’ll reach a much broader audience that way.’
The Mayor of Gwydir Shire Council, Cr. John Coulton added in his column:
‘It is with a sense of sadness as I make this contribution to the last edition of the Gwydir News as we know it in its present form. Thank you Rachel and Kim for your effort to make the paper interesting and accurate.’
He also added that Council could no longer support the ongoing losses incurred due to Covid- 19.
While the closure is not a surprise, the impact on those unable to access the internet, will be hard to take.