Forest Talk is a free, weekly, recorded ‘newspaper’ for reading-impaired people who live in, or are interested in, the Forest of Dean, helping them keep in touch with local news and events.
It keeps listeners aware of the wider community with familiar and friendly voices in their home each week.
Each Saturday our volunteers record a new edition containing 45 minutes of news items from local newspapers, together with 45 minutes of features.
The newspaper is recorded on a Memory Stick, which plugs into a simple, easy to use, player. We provide each listener with a player on loan.
The Rotary Club was asked for, and fully funded a grant to cover the cost of microphone/headsets to enable recording to be carried out remotely which was essential during the pandemic restrictions.