We were horrified to hear today of the sudden death of Steph Clarke from a brain haemorrage. Steph was one half of WV11 the outstanding local website for Wednesfield that she ran with her husband James. WV11 is more than just a website it is the emblem of the fabulous community action Steph and James would throw themselves into.
In this video from BigLunch Steph in her ever effervescent way says ‘We are normally the people on our community who make things happen’.
On WV11 Steph said
‘I honestly believe Wednesfield has more to offer than the residents often give it credit for and wanted to do something to redress the balance of negativity around where we live.’
Steph was an absolute hyperlocal hero, working with Nick Booth at Podnosh to empower communities. We gave her one of our un-awards in 2012. The hyperlocal community in the UK will miss her dearly.
We also had the pleasure of sharing an office with Steph and Nick in Fazeley Studios.
Our heart goes out to James and her son Jordan and her colleague Nick.
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