The Parish is well served by the free distribution of our village newsletter, the ‘Raleigh Rag’. The newsletter has been going now for over 27 years, informing, entertaining , publicising events and news and letting everyone know how to get involved in our welcoming community.
We also publish a welcome pack and telephone directory for the village.
The ‘Rag’ is published every two months, put together by a small band of volunteers and distributed by villagers.
The current team include David Jackson, Mark and Val Moran and Michelle Kennedy.
The deadline for submission is the 15th of the month before publication i.e 15th July for the August edition.
We are always looking for interesting stories, news and photos as well as any events you would like to publicise.
For more information on how to send in an article or photo contact:
A Brief History
Over the years many people have contributed occasional or regular pieces on topics that are informative, amusing or just to letting off steam! Dozens of “Farming Views” and many hand drawn original village images were a regular feature. Now we have lots of photos and colour pages !
The first issue came out in July 1991 with the working title ‘Your Combe Raleigh Newsletter’. A competition was held to choose a name and ‘Raleigh Rag’ suggested by Mr John Wise .The format has remained roughly the same ever since; a series of regular features (Parish Meeting news, Church news and times of services, Village Hall news and forthcoming events; a recipe; an editorial; articles on travel or gardening or our bellringers ); and then whatever else comes to hand.
The first ‘Editorial Committee’ was David Jackson, Jean Busby, Joan Davey, John Newman, Sara Priestly and Gill Steel.
And the covers….. Many issues in the past bore delightful and varied pictures kindly provided by resident artists, including over 50 from David Sibbald. Now we have great photos provided by many talented village snappers.
Advertise with us
Our newsletter is not only circulated to local residents but also businesses, local shops , the library and community centre. We have a number of advertising spaces available in the newsletter at very reasonable rates. So why not advertise your business through us and support your local community?
If you would like a regular copy of the Raleigh Rag please let us know
To advertise or subscribe please contact:
Tel: 01404 41107