About Penny Post
Penny Post offers a unique coverage of life in and around Wantage, Marlborough, Lambourn, Hungerford, Newbury and Thatcham. You can follow Penny Post by subscribing to our FREE weekly e-newsletter which reaches over 4,000 people across the area. Or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or YouTube and keep visiting this website (which changes every day: typically 20 new posts, not including events, are added each week).
Penny Post is:
informative, with well-written local news and opinion that’s relevant to you;
supportive of local businesses, charities, campaigns and events;
collaborative with local contributors working for local people;
celebratory of good news; and
constructive in helping to suggest solutions for local issues.
We also publish monthly Penny Post Hungerford and Penny Post Lambourn Valley newsletters. East Garston News is published roughly once a month by East Garston Parish Council on behalf of Penny Post.
The Penny Post Ethos
Whereas traditional media often boosts sales through broadcasting bad or sensational news, we are committed to sharing constructive local news and opinions and to offering affordable advertising, flexible and effective promotional support for local businesses.
That’s not to say that we are in denial about bad news but where possible we suggest what people can do to help make the situation better. Nor does it mean that we accept good-news stories at face value but will do our best to dig a bit deeper and suggest praise or blame where it appears to be due. We are not affiliated to any political party. We’re happy to express our opinions, happy to receive comments and happy to admit if we’ve got something wrong. We’ve been involved in a number of local campaigns on issues ranging from pub closures to planning appeals, from urgent charity appeals to public meetings and from dubious sewage works to threatened libraries and post offices.
We are reassured by the popularity of Penny Post that this is what people really want. Click here to find out what some of our readers and clients think of us.
This provides unprecedented challenges for businesses of every size. Penny Post has since early March 2020 been concentrating on providing information about volunteer groups, local businesses offering takeaway and delivery services, government and council initiatives, sources of advice for business, online and distance-learning courses and a number of other related matters. Many of these organisations are commercial ones struggling to re-invent themselves while others are voluntary groups. None of the companies featured in these sections are being charged.We shall continue to keep these updated, and add new posts as necessary, for as long as the crisis lasts.
How can I subscribe to the Penny Post newsletters?
To join over 4,000 other Penny Post subscribers, click on the ‘Subscribe’ link below to receive the Penny Post newsletter by email each week.
We don’t pass on details to third parties and you can opt out whenever you wish. The weekly e-newsletters contain local news, events, business recommendations, items wanted or offered, jobs, properties, seasonal recipes and much more. It also posted every week on Facebook and Twitter – all for free. To see a sample newsletter, click here.
Does it cost anything?
No, it is free to subscribe. However, if you have benefitted from Penny Post and would like to give something back please make a donation to this website via PayPal by clicking this button. This will help us continue to promote organisations and causes that have little or no budget.