Our distribution area includes the towns of Baldock, Hitchin, Letchworth, Royston & Stevenage, as well as the surrounding villages in north Hertfordshire and south-east Bedfordshire.

Each Thursday we read and record articles of news and general interest, readers’ letters and information from the week’s editions of the Comet and the Royston Crow. We also include recordings from a variety of weekly and monthly magazines which we download under license from the RNIB, giving about 45 minutes of local news and hours of magazine content. 

Every Thursday, the local news items are recorded remotely by our team of readers on their smart phones using a recording app. The recordings are copied onto USB flash drives and distributed by post to our listeners on Fridays (via the Royal Mail's free 'Articles for the Blind’ arrangement), usually arriving on Saturday. We provide our listeners with an easy-to-use audio player to play the USB memory sticks, for which we make no charge.  


This TN has 2 publications listed.

  • The Comet 

    Publication frequency:   Weekly       

  Local newspaper covering Stevenage & surrounding towns and villages, with three editions providing some variations in content      (Stevenage, Hitchin, and Letchworth editions). Publication: Thursday. Owner: Archant (weekly)

  • The Royston Crow

    Publication frequency: Weekly

    Local newspaper covering Royston & surrounding villages. Publication: Thursday. Owner: Archant

Contact Details

Contact name:  Ian Hanks

Telephone: 07981 442341

Email: [email protected]

Website:   None