The Forncett Flyer, village newspaper for the Forncetts, is published monthly, except for September and January, and is an independent publication, paid for by Forncett Parish Council and by the local advertisers contained in it. It is produced by an editorial team consisting of Su Leavesley, April Carlin and (representing the Parish Council in an advisory role) Brian Frith.

Copy dates for 2018 can be seen here: 

Issue date,
as shown
on cover

WED deadline

delivery weekend

Jan-18

none

none

Feb-18

31 Jan

10 Feb

Mar-18

28 Feb

10 Mar

Apr-18

28 Mar

7 Apr

May-18

2 May

12 May

Jun-18

30 May

9 Jun

Jul-18

27 Jun after main fete

7 Jul

Aug-18

1 Aug poss after St Ed’s fete

11 Aug

Sep-18

No issue

No issue

Oct-18

27 Sep

6 Oct

Nov-18

31 Oct

10 Nov

Dec-18

28 Nov

8 Dec

Jan-19

No issue

No issue


There is an index to all Flyer issues up to end of June 2014 - Forncett Flyer Index

How the Flyer came about

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Upon coming to live in Forncett John Webster realized that the parish was widespread and not like a traditional village with a well-defined centre. His interest in the historical background and development of the settlements explained in part the late twentieth century profile. Although administered by a parish council, of which he became a member, Forncett seemed to lack one focus.

The Flyer as it is Now

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In early 2008 John Webster handed over ‘his Flyer’ to a new editorial team which now comprises April Carlin, treasurer, Terry Henderson, Su Leavesley and Graham Gale (from Jan 2016) joint editors. We have produced many issues and have improved and extended the publication to include 12 pages regularly (and occasionally 16 pages) with the outside pages in colour. New computer technology allowed us to be more adventurous with design, although we retained the Masthead, typeface and picture of the church that we all regarded with such affection. We have included many more photographs and pictures, and generally tightened up the layout. 

Back Numbers Available

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Each month we have a few Forncett Flyers left over. If you would like a printed copy of any of the back editions, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability. Then simply send £1 per issue, and your name and address, and we will post it to you. Simple.