The Painswick Beacon

The community newspaper of the village of Painswick in Gloucestershire

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The latest edition of The Painswick Beacon - July 2024
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The archived Painswick beacon since 2002 Archive
from 2002
The archived Painswick Beacon since 2002
Painswick Directory 2024 Directory 2024
of all local enterprises
Painwick Directory 2024
Painswick Directory 2016 How to Advertise
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Painswick Beacon
First Edition First edition
April 1978
The first edition of the Painswick Beacon


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The Team

Co-ordinating Editors  
John Barrus
Alastair Jollans
Diary and Personal Column  
Vicky Aspinall
Feature writers  
Carol Maxwell
John Barrus
Peter Rowe
Celia Lougher
Richard Aspinall
Jacek Wolowiec
John Barrus
Carol Maxwell

About us

For over 40 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.