Parish News

Coronavirus Update

The latest edition of the Parish News has been printed, but the current restrictions on public life to control the spread of coronavirus mean that it is not at present possible to distribute copies in the normal way to households in Middleton, North Runcton and East Winch. It may be possible to resume deliveries if the restrictions are relaxed in time, but that seems unlikely.

We are all required to stay at home except for very limited purposes such as shopping for basic necessities. For that reason, food shops, newsagents and post offices are currently allowed to remain open. Copies of the Parish News have been placed in both the Middleton and East Winch Post Office & Stores. If you visit either premises in accordance with the permitted reasons for leaving the house, you will hopefully be able to pick up a copy of the Parish News at the same time.

You can also view the magazine online. The Parish News has for some years been available to view at the Middleton Parish Council website. Given current circumstances, arrangements have also been made for this edition to be available on the North Runcton and East Winch Parish Council websites as well.

Thank you for your understanding and it will hopefully not be too long before normal service can be resumed. In the meantime, please stay safe.

Chris Hudson, Editor

Welcome to the Parish News website page

Here you will be able to download the latest versions of the parish magazine and find information on how to submit items for publication.

The Parish News serves the villages of Middleton, North Runcton and East Winch. We welcome news stories which affect our communities as well as information about social or fund-raising events, large or small, which local people and groups would like to publicise.

If you are looking for new members for your local group, would like to start a new group or would simply like to inspire others to take up a new hobby, you can use the pages of the magazine to get your message across.

Letters on local issues are gratefully received. Names and addresses will be withheld if requested but anonymous items will not be published.We do not publish letters pursuing personal complaints against specific individuals or businesses.

The easiest way to submit items for publication is by e-mail at: Alternatively, you can contact the Editor, Chris Hudson by phone on 01553 849725.


If you would be interested in advertising your business in the Parish News, please contact our Advertising Manager, David Gager either by e-mail: or phone 01553 278402 to discuss your requirements.

2020 Publication Deadlines

The Parish News is published six times a year. The deadlines for submitting items for publication in each issue are as follows:

Deadline Issue
Friday, 17 January February/March
Friday, 13 March April/May
Friday, 15 May June/July
Friday, 17 July August/September
Friday, 11 September October/November
Friday, 13 November December/January