Almost a quarter of a million pounds was spent by a London council on freelancers and agency staff to produce its newsletter last year.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich also revealed the net cost of producing its weekly Greenwich Time magazine was more than £100,000 in 2013/14.
The figures have come to light after a Freedom of Information request, which also confirmed the authority received a total of £700,323.58 in advertising revenue from the publication during the last financial year.
A total of 105,000 copies are distributed across the borough each week.
Greenwich was one of five local authorities order to scale back the frequency of publication for its official newsletter by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles in November.
However, as reported on HTFP yesterday, Lambeth Council has already defied Mr Pickles by continuing to publish its monthly Lambeth Talk magazine.
The FoI reply from Greenwich revealed that the authoity spent £218,537 on freelances to help produce the newsletter during 2013/14.
However the net production and distribution cost had decreased from £105,375 in 2012-13 to £102,001 in 2013/14 and the amount spent on freelance editorial services by the authority had decreased year on year since 2010.
In all, 5,250,000 copies of Greenwich Time were distributed during 2013-14.
The authority has yet to respond to HTFP’s request for a comment.