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Three Rivers Talking Newspaper

Coronavirus Support

We are currently unable to send out our recordings via USBs in the post.  However, recordings can be accessed online via a variety of platforms:
* our website https://www.3rtn.org.uk/listen-online/

* on the BWBF website  http://www.bwbf.org.uk/player/?url=http://www.bwbf.org.uk/localtns/threertn/TOPD_playlist.pls 

* on  My Talking Newspaper  https://listen.talking-news.info/three-rivers/

For those with smartphone/tablets, you can listen via the free British Wireless for the Blind "Talking News" app.

On Alexa, by enabling the skill ‘My Talking Newspaper’ and saying ‘Alexa, open my talking newspaper’ and then ‘Alexa, play Three Rivers Talking Newspaper’.

 

For those without internet access, the weekly recordings can be listened to by phone (standard call rates apply, including whatever free calls you’re entitled to) on 0330 22 33 452 

We will return to sending out USBs via the post as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

General Details

Volunteers read news principally from the Beccles and Bungay Journal weekly paper. It is distributed to those in the local community who are visually impaired and/or with a disability that prevents them from holding or reading a newspaper.   The news is recorded digitally and we provide the necessary equipment to listeners. The service is entirely free.  
The area we distribute to includes Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, Harleston, Loddon, Diss, Southwold, and all surrounding areas and villages. We can also post to other parts of the UK (tusing free mail service offered by the Royal Mail). In addition, we record a quarterly magazine. 

Who to contact

Name
Helen Kirby
Position
Secretary
Telephone
01508 518723
Email
secretary@3rtn.org.uk
Website
https://www.3rtn.org.uk/
Address
The Old School House
School Road
Kirby Cane
Bungay
Suffolk
Postcode
NR35 2HL
Notes

New secretary as from 19.02.18

Additional contact

Name
Emma Welton
Position
Chairman
Telephone
01508 518565
Email
emmawelton20@gmail.com
Additional Website
https://www.3rtn.org.uk/

Where to go

Area served
Beccles, East Suffolk, Halesworth, Southwold, Bungay

Days & Times

Every Friday
Time of day
Afternoon
Evening

Other details

Referral required?
No
Referral and availability notes

Some of our listeners are referred to us by East Suffolk Association for the Blind or Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind.   But those with visual impairment, or their carers, can contact us directly to avail of our services.

Age Groups
Adults

Accreditation details
We are a registered charity. Number 1013936

Service users involved in planning
Yes
Our Committee has a Listener Representative and we also have a Listener Liaison Officer.
Last Updated
02/06/2020

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