We wish you all...

A Happy New Year.

Welcome to 2017...

...from everyone at the Village Voice. In this month’s issue we bring you news of changes afoot at the Melbourne and Chellaston surgeries, which could mean getting some of your GP appointments over the telephone, plus a new in-surgery pharmacist to help deal with long-term problems as health leaders try to claw back a forecast £290million health funding gap in Derbyshire over the next four years.

Also in this month’s issue we report on a last-minute save to our bus services – for the time being at least - plus we find out why Melbourne couple Ellen and David Robertson’s little girl, Isla, inspired them to start the East Midlands’ first Clip n’ Climb centre. Read about why a blossoming nature project in Aston-on-Trent could be under threat from council budget cuts, and the fascinating story behind the nursery rhyme “There was a crooked sixpence” – literally unearthed at a local school.

Got a story for us? Email on news@melbournevillagevoice.co.uk or phone our news desk on 01332 863181.
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January 2017 issue out now…

For details of how to advertise please call Nicola Mortimer on 07584 025 852 or email ads@melbournevillagevoice.co.uk or submit the form below if you would like us to contact you. The latest advertising rates are available to download with full specifications for artwork production. The Village Voice is delivered to every house in the area, giving a readership of over 16,000.

Publication is during the second week of each month, with an average of 24 full colour pages per issue. We cover important local issues with a ratio of advertising around 50%. The paper is rigidly local and appeals to those born and bred in the area as well as those who have just arrived. It has been said that the Village Voice has been successful because it confirms and consolidates that local sense of community.


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The Village Voice is an independent monthly newspaper serving the town of Melbourne in Derbyshire along with other nearby communities. It was set up in 1992 by four local people who saw the need for a newspaper that could cover news and events in the area. As we enter our 25th year the need is still as important today. We are immensely proud of our coverage of local issues and of the support given by businesses advertising with us that enables it to be published. We value our independence and the fact that our publication is produced and staffed by professionals who live in the area and care about what goes on here. A committed team delivers the newspaper FREE to over 16,000 readers in our circulation area, and each issue can also be read here on our website. Previous issues are also available online - just click on the image below and you can search for the edition you wish to read.

The Village Voice is at the very heart of our community, serving the people, businesses and organisations who make the area such a vibrant place in which to live and work.

The Village Voice – a true, independent voice for our villages.

Advertising dates...


Ad booking deadline: 1st February Artwork deadline: 6th February Publication date: 13th February


Ad booking deadline: 1st March
Artwork deadline: 6th March
Publication date: 13th March


Ad booking deadline: 29th March
Artwork deadline: 3rd April
Publication date: 10th April

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