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The Coronavirus epidemic and Forest Talk

In line with government advice, and to keep our volunteers and listeners safe, Forest Talk will not be publishing any new editions until further notice.

We look forward to delivering Forest of Dean news to our listeners again just as soon as we can.

For local news listen to BBC Radio Gloucestershire, 104.7 FM on your radio or channel 735 on your television.

You can listen to the BBC In Touch programmes here: BBC In Touch

 

Are you unable to read a newspaper, even with glasses?

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.

If your poor sight means you are unable to read a newspaper,

then you are probably eligible to receive Forest Talk. 

To find out more please contact us by phone on 0300 102 3970 or send an email to secretary@foresttalk.co.uk

(0300 numbers are solely for charities and are charged at normal national rates – they are not premium rate numbers)

Click here to download the Forest Talk leaflet and listener application form

 

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