Friday, April 02, 2010

Purbeck Gazette under new ownership

Local business man, Colin Baines of Wondernet and Nico Johnson, Editor of The Gazette, have combined forces and have launched a new company, Purbeck Media Ltd.
As of April 1st 2010, Purbeck Media Ltd took over ownership of well-established local paper, The Purbeck Gazette.

This change in ownership will see The Gazette come back under local control after several years under the wing of national Newspaper company, Tindle Newspapers Ltd.

Both Colin and Nico intend to continue expanding The Gazette as the main local paper for our area, ensuring you have somewhere to advertise your businesses, events and festivals, as well as continuing to offer you somewhere to have local editorial printed.

With the widest distribution in the area and the highest number of readers, Colin and Nico see the future of The Gazette as being very bright indeed, so please do continue to support us with advertising and we will ensure that we continue to offer you real value for money, an excellent distribution and a wide readership.

You can contact us with enquiries at our office, 17b Commercial Road, Swanage, Dorset. BH19 1DF, by calling 01929 424239 or by emailing

Here’s to the future!

The Purbeck Gazette
Editor - Nico Johnson
Main office - 01929 424239


Anonymous said...

Firstly, thanks to all of you who have emailed us with messages of support and congratulations! What an exciting (and slightly frightening) time!

For our first edition (May 2010), we want to print an additional 8 pages of local news, views and events. In order to do this, we need to raise the required revenue.

So, our May 2010 edition will be a commemorative edition where our supporters and those who wish to make The Gazette bigger and better will be paying £5 each to have their name printed (each name within a small plaque) on a special wrap-round cover.

If you'd like to have your name printed to show support for the new 'local' Gazette, please pop into the office with £5 and give us your name - alternatively, look for collectors out and about and forms in shops and pubs from next week.

Help us make The Gazette a true community paper - use us or loose us!

Posted by Nico Johnson to swanageview at 11:32 AM

Anonymous said...

All the best to ya!

Paul, In The Land Of Nod said...

Best Wishes for a continued profitable and local future for The Gazette. More than one edition a month is too much to ask, though, I guess?

Will it expand to allow some reasonably priced private advertising ... For Sales and Wanteds and so on ... it's a bit nippy standing outside the newsagents and reading the windows at certain times of the year? Though, at least it is some kind of service to the community since a proper newspaper doesn't exist!