Our ad year runs from April–May to the next year’s February–March. Each year has six issues: April–May, June–July, August–September, October–November, December–January, and February–March.

When you start, we charge you for the issues left in our ad year: divide the number below by six and multiply by the issues left.

Our ad deadline is the first Friday in the month before the cover month — a week before the copy deadline for the issue.

If you’re in Sawston or Pampisford, you get every issue delivered; if you not, you just get April–May.

We don’t take one-off ads, but if you are a worthy cause we may print one free of charge. When we have space, we may print event posters, but we often can’t (why not?).

Size in cm: width x height Type Price

6 x 2cm

Landscape: listing


6 x 4cm

Landscape: one eighteenth


6 x 9cm

Portrait: one ninth


NOT AVAILABLE unless current advertisers withdraw: 12 x 9cm  Landscape: two ninths  £246


The magazine is in black only except for the cover, so your ad will be in black and white – if your artwork is in colour you may want to redo it.

Our standard one-ninth ads are portrait format and are just under 6cm wide and 9cm high. The artwork for your ad must be:

  • the right size, as above – if you’re planning to reduce use an existing ad at reduced size, check that the copy will still be readable
  • at least 300dpi – if you’re not sure it’s good enough resolution, print it out and see how it looks!
  • black and white or grayscale (coloured designs often don’t have enough contrast to be legible)
  • PDF, JPG, TIFF or GIF.

If you don’t have artwork at roughly the right size, send me the copy in a Word file or by email, plus any pictures or logos separately as JPGs, TIFFs or GIFs.

For small businesses, we can design an ad for you, or adapt an existing ad, and can usually do this at no cost to you, to help your business. If we do this or have done it already and you’d like to use the ad elsewhere, or adapt it for other uses, please ask us – for a nominal charge to cover our time, we’d be happy to help.


If your details change, we can update your ad, but we won’t do that more than once a year. For what we charge, we can’t have a different ad in each issue – sorry!
To discuss any of this, please contact our Advertising Manager, Mike Tapson, at