Tindle Newspapers has continued its roll-out of new titles with a dedicated paid-for weekly for the town of Chepstow.
At the moment the town, dubbed the Gateway to Wales, is served by Tindle’s Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review which has a circulation of 44,527.
Now the group is launching the Chepstow Review, which will be sold at 40p and will focus mainly on local news in the border town and its outlying villages.
The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review will continue to publish.
Editor Mark Bristow commented: “The Review already has a strong presence in Chepstow and is extremely popular among local residents.
“The new paid-for paper will build on that popularity with a mission to reach out and talk to residents without fear or favour. A local paper, representing local interests at all times.”
The Chepstow Review is the eleventh local weekly paper launched or bought by Tindle Newspapers since the credit crunch and more are promised in the next few weeks.
Tindle’s board of directors led by Sir Ray Tindle declared itself ‘delighted’ with the launch and congratulated Mark and his colleagues on “a magnificent effort.”
The new title will be in direct competition with Newsquest-owned weekly the Chepstow and Caldicott Free Press. The town also falls within the circulation area of Newsquest daily the South Wales Argus.