Welcome to the June edition of the Village Voice

We are still looking for additional reporters, photographers, and feature writers. Please have a think about what you may be able to contribute to the Voice to maybe broaden the range of stories and events which we cover.

If you are running events, please make sure you let us know in advance so that we can put them in the What's On section. Please allow plenty of time – in general the edition will be delivered at the end of the month, so events really need to be held in the next month to have any impact.

Please continue to send your stories/reports of events with photographs - we love to hear from you. If there are events which you would like us to cover, please let us know so we can send someone to report on it and take photographs.

The paper is entirely funded by advertisements, and we need more to bring the paper back to a sustainable level.

If you would like to advertise, please email lanchestervvadverts@gmail.com or phone Paul on 07957 871106.

Looking forward to your feedback, news, photos, letters and features etc.

The Editors

Welcome to the Lanchester Village Voice

The Village Voice is a newspaper which comes out monthly for the village of Lanchester, Durham. It is run entirely by volunteers.

It began in January 2000 when a few local residents got together to produce a ‘What’s On’ edition with a few other items about the village. It was felt that this would be very useful as there were, and still are, so many organisations in the village.

Now, the paper has grown over the years to an average size of 24 pages, with about eight editions with front and back pages in colour. Our advertisers have also increased dramatically from the beginning and there are currently about 60 or so advertisers in our portfolio.

There are almost 3000 papers printed delivered by 40 volunteers to every house in: Lanchester, Iveston, Hollinside, Satley, Hurbuck Cottages and Malton. Further copies are dropped at: Burnhope to three shops, Langley Park to two shops and Annfield Plain to one shop.