The Painswick Beacon

The community newspaper of the village of Painswick in Gloucestershire

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Latest edition

The latest edition of The Painswick Beacon

The archived Painswick beacon since 2002 Archive
from 2002
The archived Painswick Beacon since 2002
   
Painswick Directory 2014 Directory 2014
of all local enterprises
The archived Painswick Beacon since 2002
   
First Edition First edition
April 1978
The archived Painswick Beacon since 2002
   

Contacts

The Painswick Beacon Email The Painswick Beacon
beacon@painswick.net
   
Painswick Parish Council Email Painswick Parish Council
clerkpainswickpc@hotmail.com
www.painswick-pc.gov.uk
   
Village Map A map of Painswick
Click here for the map

The Team

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Co-ordinating Editors  
Peter Jenkins
pdj.beacon@tiscali.co.uk
812724
Terry Parker
terence5545@btinternet.com
812191
John Barrus
barrusjp@yahoo.co.uk
812942
   
Personal Column  
Jenny Gaugain
f.gaugain@btinternet.com
812599
   
Diary  
Edwina Buttrey
mikeandeddie@thebuttreys.com
812565
   
Feature writers  
Carol Maxwell
Carolmaxwell@talktalk.net
813387
   
Sport  
John Barrus
barrusjp@yahoo.co.uk
812942
   
Advertising  
Joyce Barrus
joycebarrus@yahoo.co.uk
812942
   
Distribution  
Celia Lougher
celia@lloydstone.plus.com
812624
   
Treasurer  
Richard Aspinall
rgrasp@tiscali.co.uk
812379
   
Subscriptions  
Peter Roberts
petedr56@btinternet.com
813271
   
Quiz  
Leslie Brotherton
mr@lesliebrotherton.com
813101
   
Directory  
Carol Maxwell
Carolmaxwell@talktalk.net
813387
   
Associates  
Leslie Brotherton
mr@lesliebrotherton.com
813101

About us

For over 30 years, The Painswick Beacon has been telling the everyday stories of Painswick and Painswickians.

The first Beacon was published in April, 1978 and it has been published since then on the first Saturday of each month. The print run of at least 1,500 copies is delivered free to every household in Painswick village itself, to subscribers in the neighbouring villages of Edge, Sheepscombe and Slad, and from pickup points in other villages. There are also around a hundred postal subscribers from elsewhere in the UK and around the world; from Bristol to Bangkok, Walsall to Warsaw and Malvern to Montreal.

Regular features include Parish Council and planning news, news from local clubs and societies, a property report, sports, the village diary and the ins and outs, ups and downs of Painswickian personal lives in a personal column. All are available here, just click as required. The Beacon relies for its income on advertising from local businesses and voluntary subscriptions. Currently there are around 600 subscribers who contribute on average of £8.00 each per year.

Producing the Beacon each month - typically 20 - 24 pages - is a team effort. All are volunteers - no-one gets paid - and each issue relies on editorial contributions from individuals and organisations throughout the community.

As a public service the Beacon publishes a free annual Directory with monthly updates in this page. The Directory seeks to list the contact details of all enterprises and organisations within the civil parish of Painswick.

Links offered on this page are as notified to us and limited by space to likely key contacts.