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Loddon Reach Magazine

Loddon Reach magazine cover Sept 2009
Loddon Reach magazine – winner of  ‘Best  Design’ in the National Parish Magazine Awards 2014.

Loddon Reach magazine is a full colour, 80-page, A5 magazine, published by the Benefice every month (except August and January) and distributed free by a team of dedicated volunteers to 4,500 homes, businesses, libraries, schools, churches, etc. in Beech Hill, Farley Hill, Grazeley, Riseley, Shinfield, Spencers Wood, Swallowfield and Three Mile Cross near to Reading, Berkshire, to the south of the M4 near junction 11 (see map here). Additional copies are also available from Shinfield Parish Council.  As more houses are planned and built in the area, the circulation will rise accordingly.

Following the creation of the Loddon Reach Benefice, Loddon Reach magazine was formed from the merger in 2008 of three established parish magazines. It is a unique, independent, non-franchised magazine providing a popular and essential service to the local community and widely respected by readers and advertisers alike. All the editorial material is supplied free of charge by the local churches, community organisations, charities, clubs, societies, and the parish and borough councils. The magazine is kept by readers throughout the month, as it also includes a community directory of local organisations and services, as well as a 'what's on' guide.

The production and print management of the magazine is by Outside the Box and is funded by advertising revenue. Surplus revenue is divided between the Benefice’s four parishes to a formula agreed by the PCCs of each parish. Advertising is restricted to a maximum of 40% of the magazine’s content and each issue is usually fully subscribed. We usually have a couple of spaces available each month but these are quickly snapped up! If you are interested in advertising in the magazine, please click here for display advertising or here for classified advertising (the small, text-only ads).

The distribution of the magazine is entirely by volunteers. We are extremely grateful for this dedicated team of over 100 people and the magazine would not be the success it is without them.

Editorial Loddon Reach magazine cover July/August 2012submissions

You are welcome to submit copy for inclusion in the magazine on an ad-hoc or regular basis. If you would like to be added to our monthly reminder mailing list, please request this in your message. You will then receive two reminders before each issue’s copy deadline.

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