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The Roundabout was set up in September 1979 by Canon Stanley Griffiths of St Mary’s Church as a joint venture between the four churches and the Parish Council.  

Editing a community magazine is no small task, so the fact the Brenda Steadman acted as Editor from its inception until September 2009 is an impressive achievement!  When she stood down, the post was filled for a time by Pam Davenport.  At that time, Tony Gilchrist had been collating regular village events and he moved into the post of Editor in June 2011, later adding the growing Advertising Manager role to his workload.  During his time in post, Tony oversaw a number of changes to modernise the production of the Roundabout.  When he announced that he planned to step down at the end of 2013, it was felt that the wide range of responsibilities would be better managed by a team who could share the workload.   

From the outset, the Roundabout was very much a community affair.  Until early 2012, the internal pages of the magazine were printed by volunteers on a machine housed at the village hall, while the covers for a whole year were printed commercially in advance.  Magazines were then collated and stapled by a team of volunteers, before being passed to another team of volunteers for distribution.  Since February 2012, with the agreement of the Parish Council, the magazines have been produced by Huntingdonshire District Council’s printing department and delivered to the village hall ready for distribution. All production costs are covered by advertising revenue, and underwritten by the Parish Council.

The formation of the new editorial team headed by Ian Carter has resulted in many new ideas being suggested, resulting initially in a change of cover with the possibility of colour photographs and this website.  The magazine is likely to evolve slowly over the next year as other ideas are put into action.

Go to the Forum to let us know what you think of the magazine and the website.

Contact us if you are interested in volunteering to help with the Roundabout, either on the editorial side or as a distributor.

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Editorial Team

Lead editor (Articles and Events):A St Marys in Spring     
       Ian Carter
      Contact via website
      33 Beaufort Drive, Buckden, PE19 5YU

Advertisements and Payments:
      Fiona Shirley
      Contact via website

Webmaster:
     
Alec MacAndrew
      Contact via website

Distribution
      Lesley MacAndrew and Wendy Thelwall

Editorial Team Members
     
Wendy Thelwall and Lesley MacAndrew

 Parish Council Support

The Roundabout is managed by the editorial team above and its costs are generally covered through advertising revenue. Buckden Parish Council underwrites the Roundabout and is reponsible for appointing the editorial team. 

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Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping, please contact us via the website.

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