Information including advertising rates 2018

Last updated Sept 2018.

Printed issue advertisement rates:
A4 210 x 297 mm 8.3 x 11.7 in £210
A5 148 x 210 mm 5.8 x 8.3 in £115
A6 105 x 148 mm 4.1 x 5.8 in £63
A7 74 x 105 mm 2.9 x 4.1 in £36
A8 52 x 74 mm 2.0 x 2.9 in £21

Email adverts complete and at highest resolution to: editor@themead.org.uk.

A self-publishing community
The Community writes The Mead; it contains a range of stories, news, listings and notices contributed by Southmead Residents, Volunteers and Workers.

If you run a group or volunteer/work for an organisation please encourage your contacts to contribute items. Each item requires a photo (unedited and at best resolution).

Paper distribution
We currently print 2000 copies and distribute to main centres including GP surgeries, community centres, shops, cafes, churches, sheltered housing, and Fonthill and Badock’s Wood schools (where copies go in to every pupil’s book-bag).  We occasionally print a ‘special’ and deliver 5000 door to door.  Copies currently go to letter-boxes in several entire streets in Southmead where residents have volunteered to deliver.

We will print more editions as this demand increases. Please check the website for printing deadlines.


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