Peterborough Talking Newspaper was founded in 1980 to provide free access to the local news for blind and partially sighted people in the area

We are a local registered charity run entirely by unpaid volunteers. We do not operate from a centre but to keep our costs low, recordings are done in volunteers' homes and the copying and delivery service in a hired room in Peterborough.

In addition to our weekly news we offer a monthly magazine service of topical and entertaining articles. We also have a visiting service to support people who need setting up with the service.

Our 250 recordings go to about a quarter of local registered blind people in Peterborough.


We have a team of 50 enthusiastic volunteers who take it in turns to edit, read or copy so that our listeners can receive their local news every week. Many of our volunteers have been with us since the early days and we are justly proud and grateful for their on-going support. Find out more about becoming a volunteer here.


We are also grateful to the funding we receive from local businesses and our fundraisers. Although we keep our running costs to a minimum, there are always unexpected bills to pick up. Find out more about becoming a sponsor here.

Peterborough Talking Newspaper is a great ally of the Peterborough Association for the Blind and we both actively support each other through promotion and joint activities.

Our aim as a charity is to provide a service that benefits and further enhances the day to day life for visually impaired people living in the Peterborough region.