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Advertising Coordinator - anyone out there?

Paul would be very happy to hear from anyone who might be interested in taking this role on. Please contact Paul Berry (

The newsletter relies on the advertising revenue to cover its costs. Community and charity events are included free. We currently break even but only just.

If you would like to save this valuable community asset, please do call Paul.


  1. The Villages Correspondent for Lynsted and Norton for the Kent Messenger group of newspapers. I am pleased to say that the Doddington and Newnham Correspondent has taken on that role and the contact details are: Julie Manders, Mobile: 07544101944, Email:
  2. LOCAL EVENTS, if you have local community events - (NOT commercial adverts) that you would like to be included on the website events page, please send your copy to The events page gets a significant throughput of visitors. See our statistics for total Unique Visitors each month who come to this site.

The newsletter issues once every two months.

It is distributed free-of-charge to all households (more than 700) in the parishes of Lynsted with Kingsdown and Norton as a valuable source of information for forthcoming events and for advertisements placed by local product and service providers.

Our circulation also includes ex-parishioners living near and far (most of whom contribute to the cost of postage or they request a PDF copy by e-mail). The Newsletter is produced in A5 format and runs to around 80 pages. Production timetable is below.

PDF copies can be requested by e-mailing

Contributing copy

Electronic copy should be sent using
* common editable formats, which we can set for you (no additional charge). For example, RTF (Rich Text Format), Word, Works, Open Office, Publisher, and Wordperfect, or as
* non-editable images using most graphics formats (e.g. PDF, JPEG, GIF, BMP, PSP, PSD, etc). Please DO NOT use docx extension.

Mac users should send in RTF or PDF.
Hard copy can be sent to The Editor, Hillside, Lynsted, ME9 0RH.. Deadline for copy is given below along with the date of distribution.

Can I help with the newsletter?

We are always happy to recruit new people to the newsletter collating teams and would welcome any offers of assistance. We can be contacted at

Issue Deadline
NOON 2nd Wednesday in the month
Ready for Distribution
June/July 8th May 1st June
Aug/Sept 10th July 1st August
Oct/Nov 11th September 1st October
Dec/Jan 13th November 1st December
Feb/Mar 8th January 1st February

Historical Note

The News Letter was started in 1977 by the late Bill Hill who was Vicar of Lynsted-with-Kingsdown and Rector of Norton from 1976 until 1987. The late David Bage edited and co-ordinated the newsletter from 1987 until his death in October 2010. From 2010 to 2014, the editor was Lis Heriz-Smith. From 2014, the editor is Paul Berry.

Advertising Rates

If you are interested in advertising in the KLN-Newsletter please contact
Paul Berry at
The newsletter issues 6 times a year.
Inside pages only:
1/8 page £3.00 per issue £18/Yr B/W
£22/Yr colour
1/4 page £4.00 per issue £24/Yr B/W
£30/Yr colour
1/2 page £6.00 per issue £36/Yr B/W
£44 colour
Revised rates effective 1st October 2017






Historical copies of KLN Newsletters can be viewed on the Lynsted with Kingsdown Society web-site. The very time consuming process of transcribing these documents has stalled for now - but those for the first three years are available.