From July 2012 DN and Deddington OnLine comprise Deddington Media CIC (Community Interest Company). This is a company limited by guarantee with profits dedicated to community projects (Company no. 8141239, registered office the Windmill Community Centre). The five directors are Jill Cheeseman (338609), Mary Robinson (338272) and the treasurer, Buffy Heywood (338212) for the DN; and Rob Forsyth (338384) and Colin Robinson (338272) representing DoL.
You can view the Deddington News Governing Document, including its aims and principles.
Charles Barker, 337747 (Parish Council)
Rosie Burland, 338919 (Annual Contacts List)
Mike Ciantar, 338165 (Annual Advertisements)
Alison Day, 337204 (Clubs and Societies)
Debbie Grimsley, 336110 (Monthly Ads and Inserts)
Ruth Johnson, 338355 (Printing)
Wendy Meagher, 336216 (Diary)
Mary Robinson, 338272 (Web Editor)
Hilary Smith, 337813 (Features)
Frank Steiner, 338624 (Church/Chapel)
John Price is member without portfolio but helps with printing, and is brilliant on production work needed for the advertisements, both annual and monthly.
(Pic above right) the team at a monthly editorial meeting: (standing l to r): Hilary Smith, Charles Barker, Mary Robinson, John Price, Alison Day; (sitting l to r): Wendy Meagher, Buffy Heywood, Ruth Johnson, Jill Cheeseman and Catherine Desmond; (insets) Frank Steiner, Rosie Burland and Debbie Grimsley
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What are we?
Deddington News (DN) is a local volunteer-produced newsletter which provides topical news and views, local features, and listings of local events, club meetings and local contacts. It is published ten times a year (monthly except January and August), and is distributed free of charge by hand to the 1050+ dwellings in the civil parish of Deddington, comprising Deddington, Clifton and Hempton in the county of Oxfordshire.
The DN complements other local sources of information, such as our sister sites Deddington OnLine (DoL), which provides longer-term, historical information, archives and present resources, and Deddington OnAir (DonA), our community radio station. From July 2012 DN and DoL comprise Deddington Media CIC, a Community Interest Company with profits dedicated to community projects (click here for more information).
DN is an A4 magazine of 18 editorial pages plus cover, printed in black and white and stapled twice along the outside edge. Editorial pages are printed on white paper, and are interleaved with 16 pages of advertisements printed on yellow paper.
The current print run is 1,050 copies. Printing of editorial pages is done on a Risograph machine housed in the Windmill Community Centre. The annual advertisements on yellow pages are printed in two half-yearly runs by Eagle Press of Abingdon, and stored in the Windmill. Inserts are supplied ready printed by the advertisers.
The current cover design is by local graphic designer Mark Newnham of Hempton. Issues February–November use the same cover illustration printed in a single colour; the colour is changed at the summer break. A separate four-colour cover is designed for December.
Manual collation and stapling of each issue takes about two hours, and is carried out at the Windmill by a team of some 20 or so willing pairs of hands. Thirty or so volunteers act as distributors for various areas of the parish. If you would like to join the collators or distributors, please contact anyone on the production team.
The production team comprises:
Duplicating: Ruth Johnson, 338355, and Pat Swash
Collating and distribution: Pat Brittain, 338685, assisted by Yvonne Twomey and teams.
Annual turnover is currently just over £8,000; about £6,500 is kept in reserve. It has a 'club' bank account at National Westminster Bank Banbury branch, under the name 'Deddington Media trading as Deddington News'. DN is funded almost entirely by advertising revenue.
Any profit made is returned to the community, funding projects such as new noticeboards around the parish and at the Castle Grounds, making donations towards the Deddidngton OnAir, the Market Place Christmas tree, Hempton church doors, etc.
Copies of the current issue of DN are available in the Flower Shop, Market Place, with a box for donations.
|Sep 1976–May 1979||Mary Robinson|
|June 1979–Oct 1979||Margaret Leaver and Jill Cheeseman|
|Nov 1979–Jan 1982||Jill Cheeseman|
|Feb 1982–Jan 1983||Una and Derek Vickers|
|Feb 1983–Jan 1984||Janet Clark|
|Feb 1984–Jan 1985||Ralph Elsley|
|Feb 1985–Jan 1987||Marianne Elsley|
|Feb 1987–Feb 1994||Angela and Norman Stone|
|Mar 1994–Aug 1997||Sylvie Spenceley|
|Sep 1997–Dec 2002||Kristin Thompson|
|Feb 2002–Feb 2008||Christopher Hall|
|Mar 2008-Oct 2012
||Jill Cheeseman and Mary Robinson
||Jill Cheeseman and Catherine Desmond