Blind and visually impaired in Yate and Sodbury receive free talking newspaper service

November 28 2017

A TALKING newspaper service for people who are blind or visually impaired has been extended to Chipping Sodbury and Yate.

A TALKING newspaper service for people who are blind or visually impaired has been extended to Chipping Sodbury and Yate.

The Cotswold Vale Talking Newspaper (CVTN) is a registered charity which has provided free audio recordings of local newspaper stories for more than 20 years in Dursley, Wotton-under-Edge and surrounding areas.

Now it has become available to listeners in the Yate and Sodbury area.  

CVTN secretary Brian Gornall said: “We’ve had one or two regular listeners from this part of South Gloucestershire over the years.

“Recently more have joined us and seem to like what we do, so we think the time is right to find out who else in the area would like our programmes.

CVTN is run entirely by volunteers and weekly recordings are sent out to listeners once a week.

There is also a quarterly magazine called Kaleidoscope and occasional special programmes about people and events in the area. 

Anyone interested in receiving the service should email secretary@cvtn.org.uk or phone 

01453 547233.