Barnet Post to become local newspaper after fundraising success


An online-only headline should publish a regular print journal following a successful fundraising campaign.

The Barnet Post announced its launch as a monthly print edition from July with a free circulation of 15,000 copies.

The Post initially launched online in February, but two months later it launched a four-figure funding offer to allow it to start publishing as a print headline.

Copies will be available for collection at community locations including coffee shops, pubs, libraries, community centers, hair salons and places of worship, as well as some door-to-door distribution.

Post Editor-in-Chief Bella Saltiel said: “I am so happy that Barnet Post is going to print. As a print publication we can reach many more people, in particular we will now be able to provide local information to those who do not have internet access.

“Print publications are an important part of disseminating information, providing a tactile object can really bring stories to life. “

The Post’s first print issue will feature articles on mental health, local moms delivering pre-loved items to underprivileged families, a local teenager opposing modern slavery and protests from residents affected by coating issues .

Its owner, Social Spider CIC, publishes four other local newspapers in London: the Waltham Forest Echo, Tottenham Community Press, Enfield Dispatch and EC1 Echo.

David Floyd, Director of Social Spider, said: “Print newspapers connect with local people in a unique way and play a vitally important role in both empowering power and promoting a sense of belonging at the local level.

“I am delighted that we are launching our fifth social enterprise newspaper in Barnet.


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