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Blog Preston goes ‘on the buses’ in new partnership

Posted on - 18th November, 2016 - 6:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, Preston Bus Station, Transport
The fourth issue of Blog Preston community newspaper

The fourth issue of Blog Preston community newspaper

Blog Preston’s community newspaper is now ‘on the buses’.

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In partnership with Preston Bus we’re running a trial to keep passengers on their services entertained.

A total of 1,000 copies are being distributed via Preston Bus Station and onto vehicles.

Tom Calderbank from Preston Bus said: “We are trialling making Blog Preston newspapers available on a small number of vehicles used on the long-distance Preston-Skipton service.

“Hopefully, this trial will be a success and can be rolled out across all services in the near future. We are working to improve the quality of our services for customers and we feel that giving them something to read on their journey will help to pass the time. Blog Preston is a high quality publication and one that matches our customers’ interests.”

Tom Calderbank with Blog Preston copies on the bus

Tom Calderbank with Blog Preston copies on the bus

The free weekly community newspaper is distributed to thousands of homes across the city and also available at various pick up points in the city centre, you can see a list here.

Editor and founder of Blog Preston Ed Walker said: “It’s great to be working with Preston Bus on this. We know plenty of people already log on while on the bus to keep abreast of the latest Preston goings on, but it’s also great to be able to offer them this weekly digest to browse while on the move too.

“Hopefully we can expand after this trial to see Blog Preston on every bus service across the city.”

Blog Preston reaches 30,000 Prestonians a week online and through its app, and now 20,000 Prestonians a week in print.

How can you be involved in the paper?

We’ve had people asking if they can get involved, either writing, designing, delivering or many other ways.

First of all, if you’d like to write for Blog Preston then the offer is always open. Email contactus@blogpreston.co.uk and let us know. The same goes if you’ve got news or events you want to tell us about.

If you’re interested in learning more about newspaper design, particularly if you’re studying at College and want help towards your qualifications then murray@blogpreston.co.uk is your man

If you’re interested in earning some commission on selling advertising for the newspaper, then email gavin@blogpreston.co.uk or call 07990064286

For those who would like to help with distribution or are interested in stocking the paper in their premises or shop, then email murray@blogpreston.co.uk and we’ll get you on the list to receive some copies

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