Shire is a small not-for-profit volunteer community organization. We produce a monthly community newspaper which we distribute free to every household in Shirehampton. We also run a website, Shire on the Web, which reproduces the monthly printed paper with some additional material that did not make it into print. All of our committee members, editors and distributors are volunteers. No one is paid anything. We cover our costs through advertising and distribute any monies remaining after costs as grants to local community organizations.
We collect and keep names, and contact email addresses or telephone numbers and in some cases postal addresses from our volunteers, our committee members and our distributors.
We also have contact details of current and past advertisers which we keep for billing and marketing purposes. Advertisers can ask to have their details removed from our contact lists at any time. click here
We also keep names and contact details of all those who submit articles or letters to the editor which are published, either in the printed edition or on the web.