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Talking Newsdisc

Welcome to Talking Newsdisk!

As Glossop’s only talking newspaper, we are proud to work in partnership with The Bureau to provide a valuable service to sight-impaired individuals in Glossopdale.

Our Aim

Our aim is to help keep our local community members up to date with the latest news and events, and to make them feel like an integral part of our community. We record news onto a CD, which is then posted out to our clients, allowing them to stay informed and connected.

What's Involved?

Our weekly 45-minute program, called “Newsdisk,” features news, events, and interviews that cover Glossop, Padfield, Hadfield, Tintwistle, Gamesley, Chisworth, and Charlesworth. We strive to support not only those who experience sight loss but also reach out to lonely and isolated individuals through local libraries and The Bureau’s Community Navigation team.

Our dedicated team of volunteers puts together and records the CD, which is distributed every Thursday to over 80 blind or partially sighted listeners, and the service is entirely FREE with no cost to the recipients.

I love receiving my weekly CD with all the local news as I am no longer able to read the small print. It is like a friend dropping through the door and helps keep me connected with the local community. Thank you!

Listen to the latest NewsDisc

Welcome to Glossop Talking Newspaper! Our dedicated team of volunteers meets every Thursday at The Bureau in Glossop to bring you the latest news and events from Glossopdale and The Peak District.

Originally started in 1989 by Simon Molloy, manager of the Volunteer Bureau, we have come a long way from recording news onto cassette tapes.

Thanks to the support of our volunteers and generous grants, we have modernized our equipment and now record onto memory sticks, making our sound files available online through our website and even on Alexa.

Our recordings are delivered to Glossopdale Visually Impaired People using the Royal Mail’s free ‘Articles for the Blind Service,’ and return postage is also free of charge. The Talking Newspaper has always been provided free of charge to blind and sight-impaired listeners, supported by donations, personal fundraising, and grants from Local Government and DCC.

We are excited to embrace the latest technology and make our recordings accessible to more listeners, providing a weekly recording of news, personal comments, and anecdotes, just like having a friend dropping in.

Join us and stay connected with the community through Glossop Talking Newspaper!

Next Steps ....

For more information, please call 01457 865722, email info@glossop-talking-newspaper.com, or visit our website at www.glossop-talking-newspaper.com.

Stay informed, connected, and part of our vibrant community with Talking Newsdisk!

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