The Basildon Country Neighbour

The Basildon Country Neighbour is the village magazine for Upper and Lower Basildon. Our team of volunteers creates and distributes ten issues each year to over 600 homes. The magazine is funded by voluntary donations and the support of our advertisers.

Each edition contains news from around the village and around the area, church news and updates from the Parish Council. We also feature a variety of articles in our regular sections which include Basildon People, Nature and the Environment, Food and Drink, Poetry Corner and Local History.

We welcome articles from residents and local organisations on any subject which may be of interest to our readers. We also regularly feature photos of the village and surrounding area submitted by readers, one of which is chosen to be the cover photo for each issue.

Please send articles and photos (ideally in MS Word and JPEG formats) to submissions@thecountryneighbour.com by the deadline dates shown below.

Advertising enquiries should be sent to our printing and publishing partners Herald Graphics at thecountryneighbour@heraldgraphics.co.uk

If you live in the village and would like to receive a copy of the magazine, please contact Sarah Wakelam (details below) and one of our distributors will deliver a copy directly to your door.

You can view PDF copies of recent editions by clicking here.

If you'd like to join our team of volunteers as an editor or distributor or would like to become a regular contributor please contact us submissions@thecountryneighbour.com 

The Basildon Country Neighbour Association

Chair: Brian Davies - 671206
Acting Treasurer:    Brian Davies - 671206
Secretary: Tracey Banahan - submissions@thecountryneighbour.com or call 671401
Distribution: Sarah Wakelam - swakelam@btinternet.com

Production Deadlines    

ISSUE MONTH

COPY DATE

PUBLICATION DATE

February 2023

7 January

26 January

March                                 

4 February

23 February

April

11 March

30 March

May

8 April

27 April

June

6 May

25 May

July/August

10 June

29 June

September

12 August

31 August

October

9 September

28 September

November

7 October

26 October

December/January 2024

11 November

30 November