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Target Volume 52 Issue 2 Apr 2016 - frontpage

Target magazine was launched in 1964 to provide information about the new Bourne End Community Association. Over the years the magazine has grown and its distribution area has been extended as the local populations has expanded through Bourne End, Wooburn Green, and the surrounding villages.

Target Magazine Boxes

Lots of boxes to make up 5,000 copies

Bourne End Community Association was formed in 1962 by local people who wanted a social centre to meet the needs of a growing community. Fundraising and determination saw the Community Centre open in Wakeman Road on 28 October 1967. Another hall was added a few years later and constant improvements have been made over the years.

Target Magazine  Kathy is one of the volunteers

Kathy is one of the volunteers

Target Magazine Sheila has recently joined the team

Sheila has recently joined the team

Now each issue of Target has 40 pages with many of them in colour. Local groups and their activities feature strongly along with news about the people and places who form a vital part of a lively and interesting community. Advertisements for local businesses and services form the basis of the magazines financial support.

Target Magazine Margaret takes bundles of magazines to distributors

Margaret takes bundles to distributors

Each issue arrives at the Community Centre on the last Friday of alternate months. A team gets to work on bundling them for distribution. Over 100 willing volunteers are prepared to receive their bundle and their aim is to get the magazine through your door as soon as possible.

Target April 2016
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine April 2016 front cover thumbnailLocal concerns about the number of empty shops on The Parade are highlighted on the front page with comments from some local traders. The good news story and picture is that the post office in Furlong Road has had a complete refurbish by a local company with the introduction of a W H Smith Local.

Smiling faces on the front page are those of the great team of correspondents who keep everyone informed of their group’s activities in each issue. Getting together for a coffee morning in the appropriately named Target Room at the Community Centre they were able to introduce themselves to editor Debra Aspinall and then pose for the picture.
Last Updated ( Friday, 29 April 2016 )
Target Magazine Advertising Rates
Written by Barrie Penfold   

BEBCA logoIf you are a local business interesting in advertising in Target please click here for the 2016 advertising rates.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 January 2016 )
Target Copy Deadlines 2016
Written by Barrie Penfold   


Copy Date

Publication Date


Monday 4 Jan

Friday 29 Jan


Monday 29 Feb

Friday 1 Apr


Tuesday 3 May

Friday 27 May


Monday 4 Jul

Friday 29 Jul


Monday 29 Aug

Friday 30 Sep


Monday 31 Oct

Friday 25 Nov

For further information please contact the Target Magazine Editor if you will have a problem meeting any of the above copy deadlines.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 January 2016 )
BEBCA Target Magazine Management Team
Written by Barrie Penfold   

Editor: Debra Aspinall

Managing Editor: Barrie Penfold

Advertising & Production: Barrie Penfold

Distribution: Barrie Penfold

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 May 2013 )
Target February 2016
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target February 2016 front cover thumbnailAn evening of musical entertainment features on the front page with the Jersey Guys tribute group celebrating Valentine’s at the Community Centre. Sharing the limelight is the news that two local WI groups have merged to be Bourne End and Wooburn Green WI.

A bird box making day organised by the Parish Council is featured on page 7 with the promise that your bird box will be sited as close as possible to where you live so you can follow the activity of any nesting birds. And there’s good news for the two ponds in Wooburn as the parish has plans to restore them and encourage their use by wildlife.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 February 2016 )
Target December 2015
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine December 2015 frontcover thumbnailWith the December/January issue Target celebrated its 300th issue. A great achievement for a community magazine before it moves into its 52nd year of publication. Front page information centred on Fun Night and the two reindeer who will be a feature courtesy of sponsorship from Bourne End WI.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 January 2016 )
Target October 2015
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine October 2015 front cover thumbnail
Ollie Garnett smiled excitedly from the front page of the October/November issue of Target. Fund raising for Ollie’s operation in America had been featured through the 2014 issues – now it was time to tell readers about his progress building up to his start at Claytons School in September.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 November 2015 )
Target August 2015
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine August 2015 front cover thumbnailA sign on Penny’s Corner provides some local history while acknowledging the huge contribution made by Penny and Brian Walsh to create a lovely open space at the heart of the village. News of a move for Hawkinsport and an award for the Fruit Market also feature on the front page.

Jean Peasley is pictured on page 3 as she is congratulated by MP Dominic Grieve on the award of a British Empire Medal for her endless work on behalf of the local elderly community.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 September 2015 )
Target June 2015
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target June 2015 front cover thumbnailTarget celebrates summer with two ‘good news’ business stories on the front page. Then there’s honours pictures on page two as local people receive their awards at special ceremonies. Lloyds Bank staff have been aiming to find central locations for defibrillators and on page 12 you can see how children from Claytons got involved. One of the defibrillators is just outside the school building an easily accessible.
Last Updated ( Friday, 12 June 2015 )
Target 2015 April
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine April 2015 front cover thumbnailThe tennis club’s smart new premises in Wooburn Park feature on the front page along with news of their open day. Also on the front there’s a Strictly dance favourite pictured with a copy of Target magazine.

On page 13 the editor takes a trip out to Hertfordshire to interview McCarthy & Stone’s Regional Managing Director and talk about their new development in Bourne End on the corner of Oakfield Road. There’s exciting times ahead as this takes shape over the coming months.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 April 2015 )
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