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About the Gazette

The Ottery Gazette serves as a notice board for clubs, charities, societies and organisations, the Town Council, the Police, churches, schools, Coleridge Medical Centre, the hospital, and members of the public throughout the Ottery St Mary area. It is strictly non-political and reports only good, positive news.

The Gazette also aims to promote local businesses and encourage the local population to shop in Ottery St Mary. Editorial space for these businesses is provided free, along with news reports from the Ottery Chamber of Commerce which the Gazette has a close association with.

The Gazette also works closely with the Ottery Tourist Information Office to help enhance tourism to the town and the resulting benefit to local businesses.

Much of the editorial matter and photos come from enthusiastic contributors who help to make the Gazette a truly local newspaper.

pixie If you would like to submit editorial matter, be it a one-off or a monthly feature, you will be more than welcome and if you have a picture or two - so much the better. If you are an old Ottregian, living elsewhere in the UK or overseas with any Ottery memories to share, please contact us through ‘your articles’ button.

The Gazette won the National Parish Magazines Award (Best Overall) in 2009 and the category of ‘Best Design’ in 2011.

If you don’t already receive a copy through your door (Ottery town only) copies are available from: Ottery TIC, Ottery Post Office, Alfington Stores, Feniton Spar, Whimple Stores, Potter’s Country Market, West Hill, Talaton Stores, and several of the shops in Ottery St Mary. Alternatively, you can call in at the Gazette office (next door to Ottery Library), we can post one to you, or download your own copy right here!


If you live in an area where the Gazette is not delivered, or you are unable to pick up a copy from one the distribution points, or if you live overseas, you can download the current issue by simply clicking the download button.

The revenue needed to fund the Gazette’s production comes from advertising space taken by loyal local businesses. An important feature of enabling readers to download the Gazette in its entirety from this web site means that they can enjoy a potential global readership at no extra cost. Readers moving into the area will see what local shops have to offer and can access their websites through the pages.

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