First published in 1983, Community Fayre is believed to be the UK’s longest-running community newspaper.

Its aims are to inform, record and celebrate the goings on in Wirksworth and surrounding areas. Four times a year around 30 volunteers coordinate the writing, production and distribution of 3,000 copies of the eight-page paper. Costs are covered entirely from advertising by local businesses.

CF is always looking for contributions of stories and ideas to keep the paper interesting and relevant to its readers. New active members with an interest in any aspect of the paper are very welcome.

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Updated May 2017