As social distancing continues through May, we are again unable to meet to collate a printed version of the June edition of Village News. It will be published on 1 June here on our website For this reason, we have moved the usual third Tuesday of the month deadline forward a week to NOON on TUESDAY 26 MAY

Please send contributions in the usual way to at any time before the deadline. Because the magazine will be in online form, we welcome the submission of photos relevant to your contribution but cannot guarantee their inclusion. A further reminder will be sent, as usual, a week before the deadline.

Guidelines for submitting contributions

We welcome contributions from individuals, local societies and organisations. You can send articles of local, specialist or topical interest, letters, news items and notices of forthcoming events.

The deadline for contributions to the magazine is noon on the third Tuesday of each month, for inclusion in the following month's edition unless otherwise stated in the previous month's magazine.

PLEASE NOTE: The above deadline is fine for normal editorial pieces, letters, news and activities, etc. But if you are sending in EVENT ADS that require a display box, images and layout, which take longer to create than normal text, then please submit your copy at the latest on the Friday BEFORE the normal deadline (which is always a Tuesday), preferably sooner. This allows time to check any details with you and make any changes needed, which is not possible after the main deadline.

All contributions should be sent to:

Contributions will be acknowledged with an auto response, confirming receipt.

The editorial committee reviews all contributions before publication and reserves the right to amend, edit or refuse any article submitted.

NOTE regarding including web addresses (URLs) in your article: if long, these can be difficult for a reader to type into their browser. We recommend shortening the URL using one of the many free online convertors available on the internet. We use Google's service which can be found here: You simply copy the long URL from the address bar of your browser and paste it into the box on the Google page, then copy and paste the resulting short version into you article. It will look something like this: Even this can be shortened to just and it will work perfectly well. It is a lot easier for a reader to type in to their browser!

TECHNICAL NOTES: the magazine is printed in pure black and white (not greyscale or halftone) so please bear that in mind if submitting artwork to accompany your submission.