Eastbourne Talking Newspaper provides news recordings to visually-impaired people in Eastbourne and the surrounding district. We make two weekly recordings, one of extracts from the Eastbourne Herald and Eastbourne Gazette and one of extracts from weekend newspapers. Once a month we produce a magazine which includes interesting articles from a variety of publications. Each recording lasts for 60 minutes.

The recordings are made in our studio by teams consisting of one Recorder and three Readers. We have one part-time paid Administrator but all the Recorders, Readers and Editors are voluntary (about 50 volunteers in all).

In 2010 we went digital and now record onto memory sticks. We supply boomboxes to our listeners and send out over 700 recordings each month. The service is free to our listeners and is funded solely from voluntary donations.


This TN has 4 publications listed.

  • Eastbourne Gazette extracts

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • Eastbourne Herald extracts

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • Monthly Magazine varous sources

    Publication frequency: Monthly

  • National weekend papers extracts

    Publication frequency: Weekly

Recording formats: USB memory stick 

Contact details 

Contact name:   Val Winslade

Telephone:   01323 727273

Website: eastbournetna.org.uk