Each year has six issues: April–May, June–July, August–September, October–November, December–January, and February–March. New advertisers pay for the issues left in our ad year: divide the number below by six and multiply by the issues left.

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?).

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

Size in cm: width x height Type Price

6 x 9cm

Portrait: one ninth


6 x 4cm

Landscape: one eighteenth


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


The artwork for your ad must be:

  • the right size, as above – if you’re planning to 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!

If you’re in Sawston or Pampisford, you get every issue delivered; if you not, you just get the first issue you appear in, and April–May when you renew.

To discuss any of this, please contact our Advertising Manager, Mike Tapson, at