About Wotton Times
Wotton Times is a treasured example of a success story in modern local journalism. Set up in 2018 as a hyperlocal community-driven paper, the pages have recently been developed, by listening to what our readers and advertisers want. And it’s now a magazine!
Boosted by the ongoing support of Renishaw PLC, the area’s largest employer, we've now become the go-to publication for coverage of community and social life in this part of the Cotwolds.
Back in 2018, the launch of Wotton Times caught the eye of national media and BBC news for its passion in chasing stories that are unique. And, as of our adoption of magazine format, we now focus on the human stories behind the news. Sharing decades of media experience, the passionate team is comprised of multi-tasking publisher Jan Baber, prolific scribe editor Simon Hacker, ace photographer Matt Bigwood and graphic design wizard Jason Titley.
"Despite the advent of digital media, Wotton Times' success proves the appetite for quality local journalism endures,” says Simon. "We aim to sustain this in the future by giving the community the coverage it loves.”
Where to buy your copy of Wotton Times
Printed copies of Wotton Times are available to purchase from local distributors. However, you can also sign up online for our Subscription service to ensure that you never miss a new edition of the paper. Both Printed and Digital Subscriptions are available.
The Areas That Wotton Times Covers
We publish Wotton Times as a community voice with trusted local news stories. These stories cover the areas of Wotton-under-Edge, Kingswood, Charfield, Wickwar and the surrounding villages.
As a local publication, we report on the stories that matter to these communities. We also offer businesses in the area the opportunity to advertise within the paper for more exposure.
From informing our readers of local events to ensuring we celebrate the success of those in our community, we offer diverse and engaging published content.
Tel no: 01454 527 927
Wotton Times is available to purchase from the following distributors:
Bear Street Garage
Wotton Heritage Centre
Wotton Coffee Shop
The Swan Hotel
Four Market Street
The Collective shop
Newsmarket, Wortley Road
North Nibley Community Hub
The Car Clinic, Kingswood
Charfield Service Station
It is also possible to purchase both the current and back issues from our online shop
SUSCRIPTIONS FOR WOTTON TIMES
Do you find it difficult to get out to one of our distributors, or would you like someone to receive a copy of the Wotton Times through the post as a gift? Subscriptions are now available to purchase in our online shop.
Printed: £45 for 12 issues which includes a Digital PDF each month, P&P and a FREE Wotton Times Tote Bag (while stocks last)
Digital: £27 for 12 PDF issues
Every subscription sold helps us enormously to keep printing.
If you do not have an advert already designed, we can get this done for you.
£30 for eighth and quarter pages
£50 for Half and Full pages
£65 for Double Page Spreads
We realise that some businesses do require amends to their advertisements occasionally and it is possible to have 3 complimentary amendments, but after this they will be charged at £10 for minor amendments (dates/change of email addresses or telephone numbers etc.) and £25 for more complex amendments, (change of design/images/wording).