Peterborough Talking Newspaper has been providing a service to its members for thirty years. We provide a weekly news and a monthly magazine to about 250 listeners. The weekly news is made up from articles from the Peterborough Evening Telegraph and the magazine is a compilation of information and entertainment articles.
In 2009 we changed over completely from an analogue recording to a digital recording. All our members have welcomed this change and are enjoying the benefits of the improved quality of sound that the digital recording brings. The monthly magazine is also produced in a digital format by a visually impaired volunteer.
Peterborough Talking Newspaper offers a visiting service for new members to help them to enjoy the service and to receive their digital player which we provide in exchange for a small voluntary donation.
We have always been very well supported as a local charity for funding by local business and fund raisers. In general, apart from special purchases of new equipment, our costs are minimal as we don’t have a studio for recording the weekly news. Copying and distribution takes place at a local library who are pleased to provide us with accommodation.
Many of our 50 volunteers have been with us since the early days of the organisation. We are very proud of all our loyal helpers who regularly support us each week to produce the news and the magazine .
Peterborough Talking Newspaper has always had a close friendship with the Peterborough Association for the Blind. The two charities assist each other with promoting our services and promotions at the local RNIB annual Low Vision Day.