Loddon Reach magazine is distributed free to 4500 homes, businesses, libraries, schools, churches, etc. in Beech Hill, Farley Hill, Grazeley, Riseley, Shinfield, Spencers Wood, Swallowfield and Three Mile Cross to the south of the M4 near junction 11. As more houses are planned and built in the area, the circulation will rise.
Loddon Reach magazine, formed from three established parish magazines, is a unique, independent, non-franchised, magazine. There is a maximum of 40% advertising and there is no syndicated editorial in Loddon Reach. local churches, community organisations, clubs, societies, parish and borough councils, and the neighbourhood policing team, all contribute editorial - written exclusively for Loddon Reach - on a regular basis, providing a popular and essential service to the local community. The magazine is kept by readers throughout the month, as it also includes a community directory of local organisations and services, as well as a ''what''s on'' guide.
It is not a business directory, but a community magazine with a minimum 60% editorial content, supported by paid-for advertising (both display and classified). Such is its popularity with advertisers and editorial contributors alike, that it has expanded from 64 pages on launch in April 2008 to 72-80 pages.
Published on the first of the month (but usually available earlier for distribution earlier) ten times a year, with combined issues for December/January (published 1st December) and July/August (published 1st July).
The magazine is designed and produced by Business Pluspoint of Reading.