Hambledon Parish Magazine has traditionally been paid for in cash, usually left in a box at the village shop.
But times have changed, and the Coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered the shop’s operation. We are currently in another lock-down and the future shop procedures cannot be predicted with any certainty.
The exchange of cash for products and services has declined and the magazine’s editors have had to think seriously about alternative methods of payment.
First, the good news: the price of the magazine will remain unchanged in 2021. That means 70p per copy and £7.50 for an annual subscription (plus £18.00 if you want your magazine posted to you).
When lock-down was introduced last March, a successful appeal for additional deliverers meant that, from then on, the monthly magazine was hand-delivered (or, in a very few cases, posted) to every subscriber.
Additional copies, plus a cash box, will remain available in the Church and at the Village Shop for those who need to purchase a one-off copy. But all regular readers are asked to pay up-front.
First of all, please consider if you could pay your subscription on-line. This applies to all current subscribers and anyone else who would like to take out a subscription for 2021. Payment details are as follows:
Sort Code 60-09-04, Account no. 62028499, Account Name Hambledon Parish Magazine.
Reference: your full name please.
For those of you who do not wish to use online banking, please make out a cheque for £7.50 (plus the cost of postage, see above, if applicable) payable to Hambledon Parish Magazine. Put your cheque into an envelope with your full name/address/telephone number on it and leave it at Hambledon Village Shop (ask for it to be put into the Parish Magazine tin under the till counter). If you are self-isolating and need your cheque collected, please telephone magazine co-editor Jane Woolley on 01428 684213.
Please take these steps now to ensure your magazine arrives at your doorstep next year.