Are you registered blind or visually impaired?

Do you know someone who is?

Do you live in or near the Forest of Dean?

If so – you need to know about Forest Talk!


Forest Talk is a free, weekly, recorded ‘newspaper’ for reading-impaired people who live in, or are interested in, the Forest of Dean, helping them keep in touch with local news and events.

It keeps listeners aware of the wider community with familiar and friendly voices in their home each week.

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Each Saturday our volunteers record a new edition containing 45 minutes of news items from local newspapers, together with 45 minutes of features.

The newspaper is recorded on a Memory Stick, which plugs into a simple, easy to use, player. We provide each listener with a player on loan.

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The talking newspaper memory sticks are posted each Monday in reply-paid pouches, and listeners usually receive them on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Listeners are asked to put the stick back in the post, in its pouch,  as soon as possible after they have finished listening to it.

There is no charge to the listener for postage.

To start receiving Forest Talk contact us by phone on 01594 542062 or send an email to secretary@foresttalk.co.uk