Welcome to the first edition of 2022

This is the third edition since the Village Voice restarted after the pandemic pause. It is about to hit your

doormats and a digital version is here on the website so you can have a sneak preview!


In this edition you will see that we are 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 in the future, please make sure you let us know in advance so that we can put them in the What's On section.

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 deadline for the next edition is Tuesday 15th of February.


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 Ken on 07578 959 805.


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.