Penny Post – a local free community website & newsletter

Penny Post is a free community website and newsletter serving West Berkshire, Wantage, Swindon, Marlborough and surrounding areas.

Penny Post is compiled by East Garston resident Penny Locke (sometimes helped and sometimes hindered by her husband Brian Quinn) and covers an area roughly centred on Junction 14 of the M4 – from Wantage to Marlborough, and from Hungerford to Thatcham. Penny has been writing her weekly e-newsletter for over 10 years. Whereas traditional media boosts sales through broadcasting bad and often sensational news, Penny is committed to sharing positive, local ‘news you can use’ and is reassured by the popularity of Penny Post that this is what people really want. We at CCB receive it and really enjoy reading about some great examples of community groups and areas coming together to achieve positive change.

Penny Post has 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. A couple of articles that we would like to drawer the attention of our CCB readers to are:

A useful article on Neighbourhood Development Plans

A Week in the Life of Hungerford Town Clerk Claire Barnes

Great Shefford Flood Alleviation Association:


How can I subscribe for free to the Penny Post newsletters?
To join over 3,700 other Penny Post subscribers, click on the ‘Subscribe’ link here to receive the Penny Post newsletter by email each week.

They don’t pass on details to third parties and you can opt out whenever you wish, so don’t delay, sign up today!

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