A COMMUNITY ASSET

The Village Voice was started in 1995 as a four-page newsletter, delivered door-to-door in Tideswell by a group of enthusiasts. It was closed, maybe temporarily, by the Trustees in May 2024 when managing editor Alan Page stepped aside for health reasons.

Down its near-30 years, The Village Voice, independent and non-profit, has developed into an informative, respected and much in-demand monthly. An early change was to A5 booklet format. The number of pages started to increase and doorstep distribution was extended to take in more villages.

Wholesale improvements were made from the start of 2019 with the arrival of a new leader, Alan Page, semi-retired marketer and journalist. The entire operation was restructured under a formal constitution. The look and feel of the magazine were revamped. Layouts were overhauled and content revitalised. High quality, full colour printing replaced black and white. Income sources were broadened. New volunteers became involved in the organisation.

Quickly, print numbers of the publication were boosted, with circulation widened to involve 14 Peak District villages and several hamlets, a delivery area of around 350 square kms. The print distribution has settled at around 54% Tideswell, 46% neighbours. Requests to receive the magazine electronically have grown rapidly.
The Village Voice is the Peak District's number one magazine of its kind, going from strength to strength.

The Village Voice in brief:
32 pages full colour
~ free doorstep delivery to 14 villages ~ available digitally by email ~ 5,400 average issue readership (AIR)
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