Wealden Talking News

A service for the blind and visually impaired in Sussex

Wealden Talking News is a registered charity producing weekly memory sticks of news and features taken from the local papers together with a monthly magazine service – free of charge for the visually impaired.

It produces 4 editions of news each week covering a wide area of East Sussex–

  • Heathfield & District
  • Crowborough & Uckfield,
  • Hailsham & Polegate
  • Seaford & Newhaven.

Each week the news and features are followed by a magazine. These are; Sussex Life, Listeners’ Sussex, The People’s Friend and Richard’s Roundup.

Richard's Roundup magazine is researched, recorded and presented by Richard Foster. Richard was blind from birth and has a special insight into the needs and interests of the sight impaired, giving him a unique and special relationship with his listeners.

OUR RECORDINGS are available free to anyone who is unable to read a newspaper due to sight problems - there is no formal qualification required. There are currently around 130 listeners and anyone that is sight impaired is invited to join the WTN mailing list via the New Listener Enquiry form or by phoning 01435 862 304 (ansaphone only).

Header image: 'Silver Birch at Dusk' - photograpy by John Meakin (husband of listener Leila Meakin)

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