Wymondham & AttleboroughTalking Newspaper is one of twelve independently-run Talking Newspaper (TN) groups in Norfolk, of which there are more than 500 across the UK.
A group of fifty volunteers produce a weekly local news and information service in audio format for blind and partially sighted people in and around Wymondham and Attleborough. The service is free and is also available to those for whom reading a newspaper is difficult because of a disability or health condition. We concentrate on local news for the area including Hethersett, Mulbarton, Bunwell, Hingham, New Buckenham, Old Buckenham, not forgetting Attleborough and Wymondham and the surrounding villages.
For more information please contact us.
Talking Newspaper Hosts Regional Conference
Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper marked the 18th anniversary of their audio news information and information service for visually impaired people by hosting a regional conference of Talking Newspaper (TN) producers. Delegates from TN groups across the Eastern Counties gathered at the Town Green Centre in Wymondham on Saturday April 9 for a selection of presentations, workshops and information sharing. The recently appointed CEO of the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind, Mike Talbot and Regional Manager for the Macular Society, Colin Daniels, were speakers. Peter Steward (Hethersett website and online village magazine) and Su Leavesley (Forncett Flyer) contributed to the discussions on local news gathering and ex-BBC producer, Jessica Thurtell, offered guidance on reader presentation techniques. The Mayors of both towns, Joe Mooney (Wymondham) and Tony Perkins (Attleborough) were present, as were Town Criers Pete Green (Wymondham) and Mike Wabe (Thetford and Brandon), who are both TN volunteers.
A presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation was made to retiring W A T N volunteer, Marie Stevenson, during the course of the opening address.
For more information about W A T N, contact their secretary, Georgette Vale on 01953 605434 or visit www.watn.org.uk
Pete Green, Carol Hoeusler and Cath Clarke (W A T N listeners), Marie Stevenson, Joe Mooney, Tony Perkins and Mike Wabe. Photo by Anna Meek.