The Cotswold Listener talking newspaper

The Cotswold Listener is the free local talking newspaper for the visually impaired living in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and the north Gloucestershire area.

Our sole purpose is to help the visually impaired stay in touch with what’s happening locally, stay aware of the issues that interest them, enabling them to live their lives more independently.

Established in 1978, The Cotswold Listener is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers and funded entirely by donation.

We produce a weekly recording throughout the year comprising local news, a magazine section and helpful information for the visually impaired. Our news is reproduced by kind permission of the Gloucestershire Echo and Cotswold Journal, and our magazine section contains a variety of general interest articles as well as a digest of forthcoming local events.

Each week’s recording is available on this website to registered listeners or is sent out on CD or memory stick free of charge using the Royal Mail’s Articles for the Blind scheme. Anyone who is unable to read due to any visual impairment is welcome to join as a listener. Our service is completely free of charge.

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