This village magazine was first published in December 1985 and since then has been published every two months. About 580 copies are printed each issue on a Scan printer belonging to the Parish Council.
Every household in the Parish with full term residents receives a copy. In addition we have a number of subscribers many of which are second home owners who like to keep in touch with village events. We also sell copies in the Malborough Post Office and Hope Cove Post Office.
Each issue contains from 16—20 sides of editorial copy reflecting the happenings and organisations in the village with regular contributions from the Parish Council, Primary School, Preschool, Churches and other bodies like the Village Hall , MAD Group, Horticultural Society, our local pubs and a popular weather page too. We welcome letters and articles about our residents interests and holidays plus local events in and around the village. Each issue also includes a list of useful phone numbers.
We have around 8—10 sides of advertising—mostly local businesses. Adverts are available in two sizes—one eighth of a page at £25 a year and the larger quarter page at £50 a year—this is for 6 copies.
If you would like to advertise or subscribe to the Messenger or submit a contribution please contact the Editor Ann Kendall by post to:
Phone: 01548 561283
Alternatively correspondence may be left in the Messenger box in Malborough Post Office.
New collators and extra distributors are always welcome—please call the Editor with your name.
The Messenger will be printed on these dates:
- 25th January
- 26th March
- 25th May
- 25th July
- 24th September
- 23rd November