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Gedling borough news magazine ‘This is Gedling’ celebrates its first birthday

Issue five of the 100% independent FREE Not for Profit magazine is out now

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A year ago this week the first issue of This is Gedling was distributed across Gedling borough and now the 100% independent Free Not for Profit magazine has celebrated its first birthday with the publication of Issue five.

The magazine features forty pages of news, features and lifestyle articles all about the borough as well as puzzles, games reviews and more.

This is Gedling was created as a Not for profit group by independent publisher Swift Publications, with support from the team at Gedling Eye.

Magazine publisher Justin Doddy said at the launch of the magazine last year that he decided to publish the magazine after spotting a need for a high quality printed magazine in the borough.

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He added at the time: “Digitally I think the borough is pretty much covered but there wasn’t really anything on the market covering local news in depth in print.

“Not everyone can get online or access digital news so hopefully now they can read about news in their neighbourhoods the old fashioned way.”

A year later Mr Doddy is overwhelmed with the popularity of the magazine and said: “We have made changes to our magazine over the year following feedback from our readers who have been telling us what they want to see and read in the magazine and we have added a crossword, a letters page and even added a games review.

“Our magazine is now in our very own dump bin in The Bonington in Arnold – I have to keep topping it up every week until we run out of magazines – amazing!.

“Whether you are a lover of digital reading on the go or like to relax, have a coffee and a slow read while appreciating the smell and touch of the printed word you can access our magazine for free.

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“We run / fund our FREE magazine from advertising, donations, Gedling Lotto and the support of our volunteers.

“Also, although we deliberately limit our advertising as This is Gedling is not an advertising magazine we can’t thank our advertisers enough as they keep us going, these include Notts County FC, A W Lymn, Lindsay Finance, Taste First, Joy 2 Care, Netherfield Post office, Keepmoat Homes, The Bonington Theatre / Cinema and Mapperley Golf Club.”

Mr Doddy added: “I would specifically like to thank the Jigsaw Foundation for funding earlier this year which made a big difference to our group”

If you can’t find the magazine at a local venue you can access it via their website here: https://thisisgedling.co.uk/our-magazine/

If you run a venue and would like to stock This is Gedling, you can contact the team to organise a free delivery here: https://thisisgedling.co.uk/contact-us/

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Those interested in advertising can learn more here: https://thisisgedling.co.uk/advertising/ or by emailing thisisgedling@swift-publishing.co.uk

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