Phone: Liz on 01535 642227
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Reviews and advertorials of the best places to eat in
the area. From cream teas to chicken tikka masala we have informative and entertaining guides on a monthly basis.
Pubs, Clubs & Entertainment
Advertorials and reviews of pubs in the Worth and Aire Valley. Real ale, pub grub and the best entertainment on offer.
Worth & Aire Valley Mags, your local business directories with a community minded focus.
It is hard to believe it was 2006 when Karen Davidson (now Lorrimer) and I set up the community magazine business, Worth Valley Publishing Ltd. And yet, it feels like a lifetime ago!
Karen left to concentrate on her growing family and to build a business incorporating music and movement for children. (Some of you are familiar with the popular Weenyboppers classes.) I went on to launch the Aire Valley Magazines in September 2009 and October 2012 respectively covering 20,000 households and establishing the largest community magazine network of its kind in the area.
I was joined by a very competent growing team, including Joanne Ingham, Diane Watts, Clive Sherratt, and Janet Arkwright at that time, as well as friends and family who helped man the phones and map the streets at various times. The format and philosophy have been the same from the start: Keep it simple. Be positive. Showcase the community and its many attributes. Utilise local talent; writers, poets, photographers. Put money in the pockets of local people by paying them to distribute the magazines.
Going forward, and given the massive changes in the publishing world, including the impact of digital and online communications, Worth Valley Publishing is undergoing big changes that we hope will enhance your experience and move the magazines into a twenty first century multi media platform where you will be able to choose how you view the magazine and engage with more content.
Come 2017, interactive and social media will play a bigger part in our activities and what we have to offer. Ultimately, our aims remain unchanged. We want to support the local business economy, encourage growth, collaborative work, and the ongoing development of our vibrant communities in the Worth & Aire Valleys.
We want to celebrate and highlight what works well in our villages and towns and get stuck in to make improvements with our partners and friends in the community. We also want to enhance the visitor’s experience in the area and support tourism through our activities.
If you feel you have something to contribute, please get in touch to help us move on together. We are always interested to hear from you about what you want to see and read and we welcome submissions, suggestions, and ideas.
We’d also like to say a big thank you to the businesses and community organisations that we have had the privilege of working with over the past ten years; the sole traders, the charities, the social enterprises, the local councillors, MPs, Lord Mayors, corporate CEO’s, teachers, school children; and mostly, thank you dear reader, you have contributed to our success by valuing the magazine. We are grateful. Let’s make the next 10 years even better.
Liz Barker - Editor
Don't forget our November editions deadline is October 16th...phone us today to book your space. 01535 642227 Book both editions and save 10%...15% if booking is for 3 consecutive months.*
(*excludes 1/8 page bookings)
As a business or organisation with a presence in the Worth & Aire Valley, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to be included in the directories. Both editions are FREE monthly publications distributed door-to-door and in bulk drops throughout the region to selected communities.
The Aire Valley Mag reaches Keighley Town Centre, Silsden, Steeton, Eastburn, Sutton, Cross Hills, and Glusburn. Aire Valley (Group 3) is delivered to Keighley Central, Utley, Fell Lane, Exley Head, Long Lee, Riddlesden & East Morton. The Worth Valley Mag reaches Haworth, Lees, Cross Roads, Oakworth, Oldfield, Stanbury, Oxenhope and Leeming.
The mags are handy guides to local shops, services, products and leisure attractions for residents and visitors to the area. Each edition includes a local business directory, articles, special features, reviews, useful contact numbers, puzzles, an events diary and community pages - all with a special local focus.
There is a mix of commericial and free non commercial space available for businesses, non profit organisations, public entities, municiple services, and community groups.
The cost of a display ad starts at just £26.33 per month.*
With a pricing structure below other local or regional publications,
we offer incredible value for money.
In addition to household distribution, the magazines are also
available at selected tourist and general public outlets,
furthering your exposure to visitors to the area (shops community bases and tourist points).
The estimated monthly readership is 20,000 for the Aire Valley Mag and over 20,000 for the Worth Valley Mag.
For added benefit, the magazine, including your event, advertisement, public notice, or article, will be published on-line for FREE! Also available are banner links to take visitors direct to your own website.
The Aire Valley Mag and Worth Valley Mag present you with an effective, affordable communication opportunity that engages the local community and gives your organisation a full month of exposure both offline in the publication and on-line with this website.
Most importantly,it gives you the chance to play a vital role in unique publications that aim to strengthen local trade and enhance community spirit.
We are passionate about keeping trade local and supporting the economic growth of the Aire & Worth
We hope you will join us in this endeavour.
For further details about our publications please contact: Liz Barker or Janet Arkwright
Tel: 01535 642227, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org *prices quoted may be subject to VAT
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