Keynsham and District Talking Newspaper

Reg Charity No. 289291 Telephone: 0117 299 3021

Welcome Message from our Chairman

comittee photo"Welcome to our website - we currently provide a free service for approx 100 visually impaired listeners, providing a weekly mixture of news and magazine articles. The service is much valued by our listeners judging from the feedback received, and further listeners are always welcome."

Mike Crane, Chairman and Technician, KTN


In view of current government advice, we have reluctantly decided to suspend the Keynsham Talking Newspaper service with effect from Thursday 19th March 2020. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your enjoyment of the service or all your help and assistance with KTN, and look forward to resuming our normal service when conditions permit.

In the meantime we continue to take any queries on our telephone line: 0117 299 3021 or through the ‘contact us’ form on this website.

Thank you

Mike Crane, Chair, KTN

About the Talking Newspaper

Have you always enjoyed reading but now experience difficulty reading due to poor eyesight or blindness? Then KTN can help you with our free service and enjoy our local news including our magazine section with a wide choice of topics from historic places, local personalities, to recipes and information on changes in national benefits and entitlements.

Our current local news and listeners come from Keynsham, Bristol & Bath.

About us

We started in 1983; the service is a free weekly audio magazine on a memory stick, sent through the post to almost 100 listeners from Keynsham, Bristol, Bath and surrounding villages.

The oldest listener was 105 in February 2016 and the longest-standing listener has been listening for 30 years. In June 2016, the then chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Alan Hale, visited our studio to celebrate the 1500th edition of our service.

Our Patron

Bill Bailey becomes our Patron

We are delighted to announce that Bill Bailey, the much-loved comedian, musician, and actor, has become patron of the Keynsham and District Talking Newspaper.

The popular and quirky comedian was born in Bath and grew up in Keynsham and attended King Edward’s School. He is a classically trained musician and was awarded an Associateship Diploma from the London College of Music

The Committee

comittee photo Left to right:

Mike Crane - KTN Chairman

Pam Sweet - listener and listener's representive on the KTN committee

Alan Hale - Former Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset

Press Contact

Catherine Dhanjal, KTN Secretary


Telephone: 0794 166 9925 or 0800 998 7990

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