Income needed to fund village newsletter

11:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

VILLAGERS are invited to suggest ways of helping to fund Lostock Green’s popular newsletter.

Gossip on the Green keeps residents informed about what’s going on locally, and is put together by Ros Todhunter from Birches Lane.

It is also emailed to former Lostock Greeners across the UK and as far away as Pakistan.

The newsletter was launched in 2010, and is delivered about six times a year to more than 180 homes.

It has been produced for free thanks to the support of a resident, but as it has grown the decision was taken to have it printed.

As a result it will need to pay its way, and Ros has been given £230 by Lostock Gralam Parish Council towards the annual costs, which are between £600 and £700.

“Since December 2010 a resident has been doing the final layout of the newsletter, printing and even delivering it – very professionally and all done voluntarily,” said Ros.

Ros said to keep it going in the future the newsletter would have to pay its way through adverts, donations from the parish council and others and fundraising activities.

She invited residents to contact her at with ideas for generating more income.

“The newsletter is also emailed to the far corners of the UK, Pakistan and even to a former villager in the Merchant Navy,” said Ros.

“Far-flung Lostock Greeners like to keep in touch with the folks back home and their roots.”


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