About Us

The Saddleworth Independent is a respected, free, monthly newspaper with a readership of 25,000 across 13 villages in one of the most desired parts of the North West.

Set up in 2010, the newspaper has established itself as a popular, first-choice publication offering a voice to the villages and a news service to locals, businesses and advertisers.

It is Saddleworth’s only newspaper with an award-winning professional team reporting important stories, pictures, social, business and sporting events, all under the direction of Editor in Chief Aimee Belmore and Editor Trevor Baxter.

The newspaper is hand-delivered to more than 150 outlets across the community, so is guaranteed to be distributed, picked up and read on time. Outlets include pubs, restaurants and cafés, post offices and newsagents, libraries, gyms and fitness centres, and Greenfield train station.

The newspaper is proud to be dementia friendly and a member of the Oldham Dementia Action Alliance.

It has a sister publications The Shaw and Crompton Correspondent, The Mossley Correspondent, and The Stalybridge Correspondent.

The Saddleworth Independent’s publication dates for 2017 are:
Friday January 13
Friday February 3
Friday March 3
Friday April 7
Friday May 5
Friday June 2
Friday July 7
Friday August 11
Friday September 8
Friday October 6
Friday November 3
Friday December 1

The Saddleworth Independent’s publication dates for 2018 are:
Friday January 12
Friday February 2
Friday March 2
Friday April 6
Friday May 4
Friday June 1
Friday July 6
Friday August 3
Friday September 7
Friday October 5
Friday November 2
Friday November 30 (December paper)

Any articles or adverts should be agreed and submitted by 25th of the previous month.

Publisher and Owner
Aimee Belmore and Alan Belmore
Local Communications Limited

The Saddleworth Independent is a monthly free newspaper published by Local Communications Limited, Units 3 and 4, 45 High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, OL3 6HS.

It is printed by NWN Media Ltd, Mold Business Park, Wrexham Road, Mold, CH7 1XY. Telephone: 01352 707707.

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.