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Council newspapers

The Government encourages local authorities, such as North Kesteven District Council, to inform residents as much as possible.  One of the most cost-effective ways of doing this is to produce a newspaper. In our case, this is NewsNK, which is published four times a year.

NewsNK - the NKDC newspaper

The Council has 50,000 copies of NewsNK printed each edition. Of those, just over 45,000 are delivered to the district’s households and the remaining 5,000 are sent to businesses and other organisations.

NewsNK is delivered every household and business across the district by a company which employs local distributors to make deliveries on foot. This is an effective and efficient service (99.8% delivery success in June 2010), which reduces environmental impact while supporting the local economy. A small percentage of copies are delivered by the Royal Mail, as this is more cost effective when dealing with some very remote areas.

Door to door is a service provided by Royal Mail that delivers to all households within the same postcode sector. Newspapers delivered via this service are not wrapped, but instead are given to the postman/woman to deliver to every household on their postal route. About 85% of NewsNK are delivered using this method.

However, around 15% of households fall within a postcode sector that crosses our boundary with another local authority. For these 15%, Royal Mail identifies those that are within our boundary and delivers to them using the Walksort service. For this service the newspaper has to be wrapped and labelled individually.

If for any reason you live in North Kesteven and do not receive NewsNK, then please let us know.

To read the paper online, they can be found below under “related links”.

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Last updated: 11 February 2015

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