top of page

The Chimes is a monthly magazine (other than January & August) published and delivered free of charge to every household in the villages that we serve.

The Chimes distributes in South Herefordshire to the villages and hamlets of Aston Crews, Aston Ingham*, Bromsash, Gorsley*, Kilcot, Lea*, Linton*, Phocle Green, and Upton Bishop*, together with their surrounding areas.

News for inclusion in the magazine is gathered by a team of Sub Editors, based in the five main villages*. Each month, one of our four Editors produces the magazine using this news. We welcome all items of news and local interest.

1,500 copies are hand-delivered to homes & key venues (pubs & village halls) in our area each month.

The ethos of the Chimes is to be recognised as the provider to our readers, of news and information by our villagers, about our villages. “A local magazine for local people”!

In setting our advertising rates, our sole objective is to cover our costs; in some years, we generate a small surplus that is used to offset the losses that may occur in other years.

For information on advertising in the magazine, please refer to our Rate Card page below.

All of our current advertisements are featured on this website and “Hot Keys” automatically link to our advertisers’ web sites and email – just click on the advert or on a web or email address & you will be there!


Each half-year (March & September), we publish with the magazine, a DIRECTORY OF REGULAR EVENTS in our villages. The Directory provides a listing of weekly & monthly events / meetings gathered by our team of Village Sub Editors.

The sizes for the adverts are as follows

A quarter page ad is: 61mm x 91.6mm Portrait only.

A half page ad is: 128mm x 91.6mm Landscape only

A whole page ad with a white border to page edge is: 128mm x 190mm Portrait only.

Contact Our Advertising Team

 For Publication Year 2023 / 2024 
 (April to March) 



  1. There are 10 issues per year.  July / August and December / January are joint issues.

  2. The magazine page size is A5 portrait and we use full colour.

  3. The format for all display adverts is JPEG with an ideal content of not less than 300dpi.

  4. Advertisers must 'sign up' for (the remainder of) a complete financial year. 

  5. Please note that adverts will not be inserted until payment is made to the Treasurer.

  6. Current circulation is 1,500 a copy being delivered FOC to each household in the villages that we serve.

  7. The Editorial Committee reserve the right to decline any advertisement and to change the pricing structure at any time.

  8. Classified Advertisements: Text only with a heading plus a maximum of 3 lines - about 30 words

  9. For more information, please contact the Advertising Manager Click here for contact details.

1st March 2023

bottom of page