Established in 1998, the Potters Bar Community News was set up to provide an opportunity for local people to publicise information and events relevant to the Potters Bar and Brookmans Park area, details of which were often felt to be lacking in the coverage given by local newspapers.  Funded by advertising revenue, our desire has always been to maintain a balance between the space allocated to adverts and that to articles and important local information. We are very grateful to the local businesses which support us - some have been with us from the start.


The first edition was confined to 4 pages, was published in black and white and had a circulation of 5,000.  This soon increased to 13,000 and since then, the magazine has developed and increased in size to a standard 28 pages. Under the guidance of the team of volunteers which form our committee, the appearance of The News has been transformed over the years. Instrumental in this were the decisions to appoint Green Gilbert as graphic designers and to move to full colour in 2014, which was instigated by Ushers Print & Design Ltd.

Currently three editions are published each year, in spring, summer and winter, all of which are guided through to production by the committee. We also have a team of around 200 deliverers who are vital in terms of distribution.


The latest move is the introduction of our web-site, which seems a far cry from the original 4 page issue and we are confident that this will enable the  Community News to develop still further in future years.


Welcome to Potters Bar Community News

Regular features include:


  • Local Organisations and Clubs - giving details of how to join, etc.
  • What’s On.
  • Schools - enabling local schools and their pupils to tell us what they have
    been doing.
  • Useful information - details of surgeries, hospitals, libraries, etc.
  • Historical buildings etc.
  • Appeals for volunteers.


In addition, we encourage everyone to submit articles on items of local interest.  Those accompanied by photos are particularly welcomed.


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