What's On

9:30 am Brick City Exhibition & Brick De... @ The Base
Brick City Exhibition & Brick De... @ The Base
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Brick City Exhibition & Brick Den Workshops @ The Base | Greenham | England | United Kingdom
Make your summer brick-tastic with a visit to The Base and the chance to build your own designs using LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. Brick City is a celebration of iconic buildings from cities around the[...]
9:30 am Wantage LEGO Expo 2019 @ Vale and Downland Museum
Wantage LEGO Expo 2019 @ Vale and Downland Museum
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wantage LEGO Expo 2019 @ Vale and Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
The Wantage LEGO® Expo returns for the summer of 2019! Running from 27 July to 31 August, there will be LEGO® models throughout the museum galleries and loads of LEGO® themed activities. Once again the[...]
10:00 am Test Event Title @ King Alfred's School
Test Event Title @ King Alfred's School
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Test Event Title @ King Alfred's School
Test event description
10:00 am The Living Rainforest: Summer Fe... @ The Living Rainforest
The Living Rainforest: Summer Fe... @ The Living Rainforest
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Living Rainforest: Summer Festival of Conservation & Sustainable Living @ The Living Rainforest | Hampstead Norreys | England | United Kingdom
Join us this August as we celebrate nature conservation and sustainable living! Take part in a host of indoor and outdoor activities – from interactive workshops & eco-exhibits, to inspiring talks and tours, to green[...]
11:00 am Hungerford Real Ale Festival @ The Hungerford Club
Hungerford Real Ale Festival @ The Hungerford Club
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Hungerford Real Ale Festival @ The Hungerford Club | England | United Kingdom
Three days of real ale, cider, pies, BBQs, live music and entertainment at the award-winning Hungerford Club in The Croft Saturday – 11am – 11pm Sunday – 12noon – 11pm Monday – 11am – 11pm[...]
2:00 pm A Celebration of Rosé at The Nak... @ The Naked Grape
A Celebration of Rosé at The Nak... @ The Naked Grape
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A Celebration of Rosé at The Naked Grape @ The Naked Grape | England | United Kingdom
Come and meet our stunning range of rosé wines, in all forms and styles. We import a range of wines from Provence in France that offer sublime flavour with elegance and value.
6:00 pm Lambourn Festival: Fun Fair @ Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Lambourn
Lambourn Festival: Fun Fair @ Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Lambourn
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lambourn Festival: Fun Fair @ Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Lambourn | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom
Fun Fair opens and continues daily until Tuesday 27th August Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Lambourn    

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

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


12 months: £300 (or £30 a month).


•  Your Business Directory page (including copy, logo and two photos) in the appropriate category/ies of the local business section on this website.
•  Your articles 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.
– acts of community engagement, including donations.
– local news about your business including awards you have won.
– articles about your area/s of expertise.

• 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 each year (£80 rather than £160).

“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


12 months: £360 (or £36 a month) – for up to 6 events per year

12 months: £420 (or £42 a month) – for up to 12 events per year


You can upgrade your Business Club membership 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 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: £160 (or £16 a month)
6 months: £90


• 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)


This provides the same benefits as the Penny Post Business Club (see above) but you can also have up to three rental and three for sale properties featured in our Property page. You need to supply the summary for each property as per the style on this page (including the hotlink).

Should you wish to have a post created on our site for an individual property (either as an estate agent or an individual renter or vendor), these cost £50 each and will stay up for up to about three months. Please supply all copy and images.

“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

“Thank you Penny Post for helping me rent my cottage so quickly.”
Harriet, East Garston


12 months (four issues): £160 (or £16 a month)


• Listing in the website What’s On section, Activities for Adults, Activities for Teenagers, Activities for Children as appropriate and if relevant.

• Inclusion in our four Guides to Local Courses, Classes & Workshops (September, January, Easter and Summer) which are emailed to our whole mailing list. See a recent guide here. And also inclusion in the Summer Holiday Guide for Children where appropriate. (One-off inclusion in a single Guide costs £50).

• General social-media support for the Guides.

The four Guides sent between Easter 2018 and January 2019 have been opened over 28,000 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


One job: £45
Carnet of three jobs: £100


• Job ads are posted on the website, summarised in the newsletters and promoted 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 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


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.

“We recently placed a 12-month recruitment advert with Penny Post and started to receive enquiries within a couple of days.”
Rose Metali, Manager, Hungerford Leisure Centre


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.

Ad dimension: 800 pixels wide x 420 pixels high

Please email to book.


To upload your event for free to our website calendar click on the green post your event button on our calendar here .

To be promoted in the weekly newsletter and social media we charge:

One commercial event: £35  (Carnet of four events: £100)

One non-commercial event: £20 (Carnet of four events: £70)

Please email to book.

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  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


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 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


Please email 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


Please email 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


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 is easy to deal with, quick and flexible. She spent an hour videoing in our shop, engaging with me and our customers. By the end of the day she had edited and posted a 3 minute video on social media. Within a week it was viewed over 4,000 times and shared over 50 times and resulted in new customers visiting us specifically requesting products that she had featured in the video.”
Hayley Lambert, Packaging Not Included, Marlborough

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.

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