We are here to help those who find it difficult to read the local news.
CTN is a dedicated and skilled team of volunteers who bring digitally recorded news to the blind and visually impaired in Cirencester and the surrounding areas.
Although being based in Cirencester we cover a large geographical area around the Cotswolds including:
Cirencester, Fairford, Northleach, Tetbury, South Cerney, Cricklade, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-in-Marsh.
We also supply a number of former residents who previously received our service and, although they have since moved away, they like to keep up to date with events in the district.
We produce a weekly compact disc with 80 minutes of content from The Cotswold Standard. This content includes:
- Headline news
- Feature stories
- Community news
- What’s on
- Family announcements
- Sports reports
In addition we also supply an 80 min monthly Magazine CD which contains articles of a more lighthearted nature, various interviews & features, along with contributions from a number of regular ‘special guests’.
These CDs are recorded and produced in our specialist studios and are easily navigated to enable listeners to dip in and out of the local news or magazine programs, just as we would dip in and out of a daily newspaper or magazine.
Thanks to the Royal Mail ‘Articles for the Blind’ service we are proud to be able to offer this service completely free of charge to anyone who is registered as Blind or Visually Impaired.
To find out more about how you can receive this service or to offer us some of your time to help produce it please contact us here.