The Saddleworth Independent is a free, monthly newspaper with a readership of 25,000.

Established in 2010, the publication is Saddleworth’s only newspaper and has a proven record of successfully promoting local businesses and sharing community stories.

It is run by an award-winning professional team which reports on important stories including news, lifestyle business and sport, all under the direction of Editor in Chief Aimee Belmore.

The newspaper is a member of the Independent Community News Network and is regulated by IMPRESS.

The newspaper is hand-delivered to more than 300 outlets across the community. Outlets include pubs, restaurants and cafés, post offices and newsagents, libraries, gyms and fitness centres, and Greenfield train station.

The website receives almost 90,000 unique hits per month while the fast-moving Facebook page has more than 10,000 followers.

It has a sister publications The Tameside Correspondent and The Shaw and Royton Correspondent.

The Saddleworth Independent’s publication dates for 2021 are:
Friday January 15
Friday February 12
Friday March 12
Friday April 16
Friday May 114
Friday June 11
Friday July 9
Friday August 13
Friday September 10
Friday October 8
Friday November 12
Friday December 3

Any articles or adverts should be agreed and submitted by 30th of the previous month.

Publisher and Owner
Aimee Belmore, Local Communications Limited

The Saddleworth Independent is a monthly free newspaper published by Local Communications Limited, Units 3-5, 45 High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, OL3 6HS. It is printed by Associated Print Holdings Ltd.

No part of this publication may be reproduced or used without the express permission of the publisher. Every effort is made to ensure articles and advertisements carried are authentic; however the publisher of the Saddleworth Independent accepts no responsibility for claims made.