ACCLAIMED author Jilly Cooper raised a glass to toast the launch of Stroud Times’ first print edition.
We visited Jilly, a national treasure, at her home in Bisley to celebrate the launch of Stroud’s free newspaper.
“I’m really thrilled, well done Stroud Times, I’m so excited to see this paper launch,” beamed Jilly, who started her career in journalism as a young reporter on the Middlesex Independent.
Jilly is keen to champion the cause for a new and fresh newspaper for the district: “We live in such a wild, diverse and amazing area and we need something like Stroud Times to celebrate and gather us together – Stroud is lovely and Stroud Times is just the perfect thing.”
Stroud Times was launched online last year and will go into print for the first time after forming a partnership with fellow Gloucestershire title, The Cheltenham Post.
“Mark Cuzner approached me to go into a joint partnership,” said editor Ash Loveridge. “The Cheltenham Post is a thriving free newspaper and together we can go from strength to strength.”
The paper is distributed across Stroud, Nailsworth, and Stonehouse and is available in print twice each month, pick-up points at local supermarkets, businesses and community facilities.
If you would like to advertise in our printed version you can email Mark Cuzner: firstname.lastname@example.org