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Target Volume 52 Issue 3 Jun 2016 - frontpage

Target magazine was launched in 1964 to provide information about the new Bourne End Community Association. Over the years the magazine has grown and its distribution area has been extended as the local populations has expanded through Bourne End, Wooburn Green, and the surrounding villages.

Target Magazine Boxes

Lots of boxes to make up 5,000 copies

Bourne End Community Association was formed in 1962 by local people who wanted a social centre to meet the needs of a growing community. Fundraising and determination saw the Community Centre open in Wakeman Road on 28 October 1967. Another hall was added a few years later and constant improvements have been made over the years.

Target Magazine  Kathy is one of the volunteers

Kathy is one of the volunteers

Target Magazine Sheila has recently joined the team

Sheila has recently joined the team

Now each issue of Target has 40 pages with many of them in colour. Local groups and their activities feature strongly along with news about the people and places who form a vital part of a lively and interesting community. Advertisements for local businesses and services form the basis of the magazines financial support.

Target Magazine Margaret takes bundles of magazines to distributors

Margaret takes bundles to distributors

Each issue arrives at the Community Centre on the last Friday of alternate months. A team gets to work on bundling them for distribution. Over 100 willing volunteers are prepared to receive their bundle and their aim is to get the magazine through your door as soon as possible.

Target December 2016
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Good news issue has all the details of Fun Night as well as a fabulous competition for a meal at the Indian restaurant in The Compleat Angler in Marlow. Marina in the snow is the subject of a special card on sale at the Cards for Good Causes shop following on from the record breaking Bourne End in the snow card from last year.

Videomakers have lots to talk about on page 7 having just finished a fully booked and very successful series of workshops on simple film making. Now they want you to write a script for them!
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 December 2016 )
Target Magazine Advertising Rates 2017
Written by Barrie Penfold   

BEBCA logoIf you are a local business interesting in advertising in Target please click here for the 2017 advertising rates.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 11 December 2016 )
Target Copy Deadlines 2017
Written by Barrie Penfold   


Copy Date

Publication Date


Tuesday 3 Jan

Friday 27 Jan


Wednesday 1 Mar

Friday 31 Mar


Monday 1 May

Friday 26 May


Monday 3 Jul

Friday 28 Jul


Friday 1 Sep

Friday 29 Sep


Monday 30 Oct

Friday 24 Nov

For further information please contact the Target Magazine Editor if you will have a problem meeting any of the above copy deadlines.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 11 December 2016 )
BEBCA Target Magazine Management Team
Written by Barrie Penfold   

Editor: Debra Aspinall

Managing Editor: Barrie Penfold

Advertising & Production: Barrie Penfold

Distribution: Barrie Penfold

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 May 2013 )
Target October 2016
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine October 2016 front page thumbnailAnother packed 40 page issue of your community magazine has more news about WDCs proposals for development on the front page.

Moving away from the planning issues there’s a story about paralympian Naomi Riches MBE on page 9 with great news that she rowed the River Thames from source to estuary in a record breaking time. All in aid of the charity to help anyone afflicted by her sight problems.

There’s news of Fun Night on page 10 and of Halloween on page 11. This is followed by another 60th wedding anniversary on page 12. Then there’s an emerald anniversary on page 15 as the Thursday Club celebrated their 55th year of regular meetings. The cake was superb!
Last Updated ( Sunday, 20 November 2016 )
Target August 2016
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target magazine August 2016 front cover thumbnail“Keep Bourne End Green” is the front-page message as WDC propose development on acres of Green Belt land in the village. It is a story likely to fill many more pages as the various processes of the New Local Plan continue over the months and probably years.

Sad news also that Lloyds Bank, a focal point since the end of the 1920s, will close in early October but for now The Black Lion public house in Well End keeps that role and adds ‘Asset of Community Value’ to its description thanks to the work of their newly established Friends Group.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 August 2016 )
Target June 2016
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine June 2016 front cover thumbnailA packed to the gunnels issue with plans for many events through the summer months. On the front page you’ll read about the police escort for Claytons children who cycle or scooter to school. Then on page 2 Councillor Katie Lamb talks about the Parish Council plans for the now-completed pond at The Warren and lots of new birds in the bird boxes.

Now-famous farmer and television presenter Adam Henson features on page 7 as Jamie’s Tours Take Their Target to see his rare breeds farm. In fact lots of people took the challenge and there’s another three Take Your Targets in the issue.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 June 2016 )
Target April 2016
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine April 2016 front cover thumbnailLocal concerns about the number of empty shops on The Parade are highlighted on the front page with comments from some local traders. The good news story and picture is that the post office in Furlong Road has had a complete refurbish by a local company with the introduction of a W H Smith Local.

Smiling faces on the front page are those of the great team of correspondents who keep everyone informed of their group’s activities in each issue. Getting together for a coffee morning in the appropriately named Target Room at the Community Centre they were able to introduce themselves to editor Debra Aspinall and then pose for the picture.
Last Updated ( Friday, 29 April 2016 )
Target February 2016
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target February 2016 front cover thumbnailAn evening of musical entertainment features on the front page with the Jersey Guys tribute group celebrating Valentine’s at the Community Centre. Sharing the limelight is the news that two local WI groups have merged to be Bourne End and Wooburn Green WI.

A bird box making day organised by the Parish Council is featured on page 7 with the promise that your bird box will be sited as close as possible to where you live so you can follow the activity of any nesting birds. And there’s good news for the two ponds in Wooburn as the parish has plans to restore them and encourage their use by wildlife.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 February 2016 )
Target December 2015
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine December 2015 frontcover thumbnailWith the December/January issue Target celebrated its 300th issue. A great achievement for a community magazine before it moves into its 52nd year of publication. Front page information centred on Fun Night and the two reindeer who will be a feature courtesy of sponsorship from Bourne End WI.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 January 2016 )
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