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2019
7:15 pm The Sound of Music @ John O'Gaunt School
The Sound of Music @ John O'Gaunt School
Feb 22 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm
The Sound of Music @ John O'Gaunt School | England | United Kingdom
The 2019 Hungerford Town Show is The Sound of Music! This classic Rogers and Hammerstein musical tells the story of Maria, a tomboyish postulant as she becomes a governess for seven children. Under her influence[...]
7:30 pm Spamalot – KATS @ Kennet School
Spamalot – KATS @ Kennet School
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Spamalot - KATS @ Kennet School | England | United Kingdom
Name of event: Spamalot Date and time: 21 – 23 February, 7.30pm (additional matinee 2.30pm on 23rd) Location: Kennet School, Stony Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL Cost: £12, available from http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/katsorguk or PictureIT in Thatcham KATS are[...]
Feb
23
Sat
2019
8:30 am Wantage Farmers Market @ Wantage Market Square
Wantage Farmers Market @ Wantage Market Square
Feb 23 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wantage Farmers Market @ Wantage Market Square | England | United Kingdom
Wantage Farmers’ Market is held in the Market Square on the last Saturday of every month from 8.30am – 1 pm. Smaller markets can be found in the same place in Wantage on Wednesdays and Saturdays.[...]
9:30 am Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall | England | United Kingdom
Aldworth’s community-run Saturday Market is now in Aldworth’s beautiful, newly-built village hall (RG8 9SE).  The hall is off Bell Lane adjoining the recreation/cricket field with a children’s playground next to the hall. The Market runs[...]
10:00 am Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library | Burghfield Common | England | United Kingdom
Book and DVD sale  Monday 18 – Saturday 23 February at Burghfield Library, nothing more than £1. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35189
10:00 am Fairtrade Fortnight @ Thatcham U.R. Church
Fairtrade Fortnight @ Thatcham U.R. Church
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fairtrade Fortnight @ Thatcham U.R. Church | England | United Kingdom
Get Ready for FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT! Don’t Feed Exploitation – Choose Fair Trade Fair Trade Coffee & Cake Morning at Thatcham U. R. Church, Church Lane, off High St. Spotlight on the crisis in the world’s cocoa[...]
10:00 am French Twinning @ Hungerford Lib... @ Hungerford Library
French Twinning @ Hungerford Lib... @ Hungerford Library
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
French Twinning @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
On Friday 22 and Saturday 23 February, there is a display memorabilia of the many twinning visits between Hungerford and Ligueil, at Hungerford Hub (library).  If any past present members of Hungerford Twinning Association who[...]
10:00 am Woolton Hill Village Market @ Woolton Hill Church Hall
Woolton Hill Village Market @ Woolton Hill Church Hall
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Woolton Hill Village Market @ Woolton Hill Church Hall | Woolton Hill | England | United Kingdom
Our Market has been running for over seven years, and offers fantastic produce, arts and crafts, and an opportunity for friends and neighbours to meet over a cup of tea! We boast a great selection[...]
10:15 am Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 23 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Storytime for children under 5 years Every Saturday, 10.15-10.45am at Theale Library. For more information, please contact the library: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195
10:30 am Coffee and Croissants @ Hungerfo... @ Hungerford Library
Coffee and Croissants @ Hungerfo... @ Hungerford Library
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee and Croissants @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Coffee, Croissants & French Conversation With the Hungerford Twinning Association Once a month on a Saturday, 10.30-12.00pm at Hungerford Library. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35190
ADVERTISE WITH PENNY POST

Penny Post offers various advertising and marketing packages – see details below. For more details, please contact advertising@pennypost.org.uk

We also offer logo design, copy writing, photography, video production and social media services for local businesses. For more details contact penny@pennypost.org.uk


1a. PP LOCAL BUSINESS CLUB

12 months: £260 (or £26 a month).

Package:

•  Your own Business Directory page (including copy, logo and two photos) in the appropriate category/ies of the local business section on this website.
•  Your blogs in the appropriate section of this website.
•  Links to your pages in the Penny Post e-newsletter, if you are able to supply us with:

– local customers’ recommendation for your business.
– special offers.
– local news about your business including awards you have won
– seasonal blogs

• One free job advert in the newsletter and website (see below for cost of additional job adverts).
• Social media following/sharing/retweeting.
• 25% discount on Penny Post Special solus emails (£150 rather than the usual £200) – see more details below.
• 25% discount on Penny Post 12 month generic recruitment ad (£150 rather than the usual £200) – see more details below.
• 50% discount on your courses, classes or tutoring in our four Guides to Local Courses a year (£75 rather than £150).

“I’m delighted with the initial response since promoting myself through the Business Club with Penny Post. We’ve had three leads already in the first week and a half. Over the moon with this and looking forward to working with you during the coming year.”
Adam Badger, Smart Blinds, Thatcham

1b. PP LOCAL BUSINESS CLUB – with EVENTS 

12 months: £320 (or £32 a month).

Package:

You can upgrade your Business Club membership for an extra £60 to have a reasonable number of events mentioned in the newsletter. (All event listings must also be posted by you on the website calendar – please contact penny@pennypost.org.uk if you don’t have a log in.)

Please see What Advertisers Need to Supply for details of what you need to send us.

“Penny and Brian are not only provide brilliant support but also fun people to work with helping us develop our words and brand. Great value for money as well.”
Ollie Hunter, The Wheatsheaf, Chilton Foliat

1c. PP LOCAL BUSINESS CLUB – for Sole Traders

12 months: £150 (or £15 a month)
6 months: £95

Package:

• Your own Business Directory page (including copy, logo and two photos) in the appropriate category
• Local customers’ recommendation for your business in the newsletter
• Special offers in the newsletter
• Following/sharing your social media if you tag us

1d. PP LOCAL BUSINESS CLUB – for Estate Agents

12 months: £350 (or £35 a month)

Package:

This provides the same benefits as the Penny Post Business Club (see above) but you can also promote three properties, each on its own post, at any time during the year. You need to provide all copy and images. Thereafter, additional properties can be promoted for £50 each.

Within reason, and providing these are supplied in an agreed format, you can also promote rental properties. These will be promoted in the newsletter only.

“Penny Post was most useful to us when we launched Brearley & Rich Estate Agents in early 2016. As well as helping to establish the brand in the area, Penny Post was able to promote specific properties, drive traffic to our website and give us a forum for providing advice about buying and selling property. We would recommend businesses to use Penny Post’s website, weekly e-newsletter and active social-media presence to help promote themselves in an effective and imaginative way to the local area.”
Jon Rich, Brearley & Rich, Marlborough

2. PP TUTOR PACKAGE

12 months: £150 (or £15 a month)

Package:

• Listing in the website What’s On section – Activities for Adults, Activities for Teenagers, Activities for Children as appropriate

• Inclusion in our four Guides to Local Courses, Classes & Workshops (September, January, Easter and Summer) which are emailed to our whole mailing list. And also inclusion in the Summer Holiday Guide for Children where appropriate. (One-off inclusion in a single Guide costs £40).

• General social-media support for the Guides

Between August 2017 and August 2018 the Guides were opened over 20,000 times.

“Within a day or so of the Guide to Local Courses & Classes being e-mailed out I got my first new client…”
Diana Pattenden Ceramics Teacher, Newbury

“I am pleased to tell you I have a family of three starting in September who spotted the classes through your website. Thanks for all your work and help – more than half of my students have come through Penny Post!”
Angela Quiroga Spanish Club, Wickham

“Many thanks to Penny Post – in the week after the Courses & Classes e-mail was sent out I received several phone calls enquiring about my pilates studio”.
Charlie Prince, Wantage

3a. JOB ADS

One job: £40
Carnet of four jobs: £100

Package:

• Job ads are listed in the newsletter, website and also posted on social media.

• Each advert will stay on the site for about four weeks unless (a) an earlier closing date is specified in the copy or (b) you let us know at any time that the position has been filled. In all other cases, adverts will be set to come down on a Wednesday evening.

• If you wish to have one or more job ads posted unchanged for 12 months then further discounts are available. Please contact advertising@pennypost.org.uk for more information.

Please see What Advertisers Need to Supply for details of what you need to send us.
Please note that you must supply pasteable copy (ie not a PDF or a JPG).

“Thanks to Penny Post for help with our recruitment advert – we couldn’t believe how quick the response was and it was very affordable too.”
Carla Woodcock, HCA Healthcare

“Penny Post is always our first choice for local recruitment advertising.”
Simon Carver, RSK Entertainment

We recently placed a job advert in Penny Post. It was good value, we received good service and – most importantly – it generated the application of the successful candidate.”
Will Blackwell, Tomorrow’s Guides, Hungerford

3b. TWELVE MONTH GENERIC JOB ADS

12 months: £200

Some businesses like restaurants and care homes need year round recruitment so we offer a twelve month generic recruitment ad that describes the career opportunities offered by your business.

 

4. DISPLAY ADVERTISING ON WEBSITE

Introductory Offer (subject to availability):

Premium positions (top panel of 4 ads and rotating ads in side panel): £45 for three months

Standard positions (static in side panels): £20 for three months.

Please email advertising@pennypost.org.uk to book.

5. EVENT LISTINGS

One commercial event: £30 (non-commercial event £15)
Carnet of four events: £100

Events are listed in the weekly newsletter, web calendar & social media

Non-commercial events get a free listing on the Penny Post website calendar and 50% discount on inclusion in the weekly newsletter. Please email penny@pennypost.org.uk with the following information: Name of event; date and time; location; cost; contact details (name and email, phone or weblink); and a brief description of the event.

Click here to visit the website calendar.

A commercial event is one where any profit is retained by the individual or organisation concerned and may include events where there is no admission charge. For example, a free yoga class as a taster for a course that will thereafter be charged for, a free-to-enter trade show, the opening of a shop and a professional theatrical performance are all commercial events.

A non-commercial event is one where the principal objective is to raise money for other causes or if it is to provide information about or support for a voluntary or charitable organisation. A village fête, a charity fundraising event, a fun run and an amateur theatrical performance are all non-commercial events. There are obviously some grey areas in this definition so please contact us if in doubt. Penny Post is committed to promoting all suitable events as widely as possible.

You may also post event details at facebook.com/PennyPostWB  and we will share your post.

I really appreciate the help Penny Post give me in publicising my Neighbourhood Watch meetings and including links to my handouts… Penny Post newsletters go out to a large circulation and is an asset to the local community.”
Newbury & Thatcham Neighbourhood Watch

Please see What Advertisers Need to Supply for details of what you need to send us.

6. SOLUS  ‘Penny Post Special’ EMAILS

Cost is £200 (£150 for Business Club members)

These emails are just about your organisation/business and are sent out to all of Penny Post‘s email recipients at a time you decide. They are ideal for launches or re-launches, recruitment campaigns, special offers or where a particular product or service requires more explanation than can be provided in the newsletter. Please contact  advertising@pennypost.org.uk for further details.

Please see What Advertisers Need to Supply for details of what you need to send us.

We recently tried the ‘Penny Post Special‘ solus email marketing service with great success. February is historically our quietest month but with the help of Penny a professional targeted campaign was launched in the last week of January 2015: by the 30th I was booked out! I would highly recommend this service to any business wishing to create awareness of their offers and services.
Jon, Eclipse Cleaning

7. NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS & SCHOOLS

Please email penny@pennypost.org.uk for more information on how we can help promote you.

“Hello Team Penny Post – thank you very much for support the ‘Save the White Hart Inn’ campaign team – Penny Post makes a difference to rural communities in West Berkshire. Rural communities need a news platform like Penny Post – so many important issues to be aired”.
Anne Budd, Hamstead Marshall

8. ITEMS FOR SALE OR WANTED

Please email penny@pennypost.org.uk for more information.

“Penny Post works! We had several enquiries for the 45 chairs we needed to find new homes for and they’ve all gone. Thanks for your help.”
Dani Winslett, Hungerford Town Hall

“Thanks for helping me sell our dining table and chairs so quickly. As for the koi carp which we needed to find a new home for at short notice, we had several takers on the phone within twenty minutes of your promoting it  – two hours later, one of them had arrived and collected them.”
Jean, East Garston

9. VIDEOS

Penny Post can shoot and edit videos about your activity, event or business and post the results online. The basic cost is £200 for a video of about one minute. Additional work is based on £40 an hour. For more information, contact penny@pennypost.org.uk

Please note that any editorial mentions of your business are included in any of the media which Penny Post employs at the editor’s discretion and that, if included, Penny Post reserves the right for whatever reason to edit these or to consult with you or to hold mentions over or not to include them at all as in its reasonable opinion it decides.