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Target Volume 51 Issue 4 Jun 2015 - 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 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 Magazine Advertising Rates
Written by Barrie Penfold   

BEBCA logoIf you are a local business interesting in advertising in Target please click here for the 2015 advertising rates.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 December 2014 )
Target Copy Deadlines 2015
Written by Barrie Penfold   


Copy Date

Publication Date


Friday 2 January

Friday 30 January


Monday 2 March

Friday 29 March


Tuesday 5 May

Friday 29 May


Monday 6 July

Friday 31 July


Monday 31 August

Friday 25 September


Monday 2 November

Friday 27 November

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, 09 May 2015 )
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 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 )
Target 2015 February
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine February 2015 - front cover thumbnailAn award for volunteer Sally Williams features on the front page along with details of what she does for Wye Valley Volunteers. Their Christmas get-together is featured on page 11 with the fabulous raffle prizes a feature of the occasion. Bourne End Academy features on pages 12 and 13 as they celebrate exam excellence with Dame Marcia Twelftree. Their Christmas presentation of “We will rock you” is reviewed and praised for its excitement and enthusiastic cast.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 March 2015 )
Target 2014 December
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target Magazine December 2014 frontpage thumbnailFinal issue of Target’s 50th anniversary year has 40 pages of colour, stories and some nostalgia. Fun Night features on the front with a preview of the 2014 special light which will be switched on by its nine-year-old designer. There’s all the usual Fun Night favourites along with lots of youthful involvement.

Farm found is the message on page 2 as parish councillors from Little Marlow set out to identify the farm picture featured in the October/November issue. On pages 3 and 4 our two residents associations provide updates on all the local issues.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 14 December 2014 )
Target 2014 October
Written by Barrie Penfold   
Target October 2014 frontpage thumbnailUpdates on the issues surrounding plans for Slate Meadow with the concern that WDC plan to bring all Reserve Sites forward which will pose a real threat to the meadow that separates Bourne End and Wooburn.

Celebrating an anniversary is important and this issue is the one featuring loyal supporters who had done a great deal for Target. See them with their awards on page 13. Other pictures from the Rather Splendid Tea Party feature on pages 2 and 40.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 14 December 2014 )
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