For three years, the Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle’s website has reflected Marston Vale’s issues, desires and strengths, as well as its unique personality.

Since June 2019, this online local news service has been supplemented by a printed version, a free, monthly, tabloid-sized newspaper. Each month 10,000 copies of the newspaper are delivered to homes in Cranfield and Marston Vale.

For some locations it is the only regular and regulated local newspaper delivered to the door. The Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle is a high-quality (and IMPRESS regulated) news publication for those who prefer to read news printed on paper and not on a screen. The printed Chronicle gives businesses the opportunity to advertise their products and services to the Vale’s population (over 22,500*).

As well as offering ad space that is three-times larger** than that available in an A5-sized business directory. Remember, the Chronicle is a newspaper and not a directory crammed full of ads, with the odd crossword or recipe thrown in to try to add a bit of interest. The paper is roughly 50:50 news and advertisements.

Our goals are to provide our readers with relevant news and information and to provide our advertising partners the space to advertise their products and services clearly.

Please call John Guinn on 01234 480950 to discuss how you can share your message with Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle readers.

* Source: Mid-Year Estimates (ONS) 2017 **See advertising rates for more information

Advertising Rates

The Chronicle is a fantastic opportunity to engage with this community every month. All prices are based on the advertiser supplying the artwork. All payments are due in full before publication.

Other advertising options both online and in print are available, including:

  • Industry exclusivity – lock out your competitors
  • Inserts
  • Wraparounds
  • Online

Full Page

H290mm by W258mm

A full-page ad in the Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle is nearly three times (291%) larger than a full-page ad in a A5-sized business directory. Giving you the option to add more information on your product/service while creating a bigger impact.

Full Page Size
  One Month Three Months Six Months
Back Page  £300 £810 (£270 a month) £1530 (£255 a month)
Inner Page  £250 £675 (£225 a month) £1200 (£200 a month)

Half-Page

H151mm by W258mm

A half-page ad in the Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle is over three times (313%) larger than a half-page ad in a A5-sized business directory. Unlike the smaller business directories, or parish magazines, there is only one half-page ad per page.

Half Page
One Month Three Months Six Months
£150 £405 (£135 a month) £762 (£127 a month)

Quarter-Page

H151mm by W129mm

A quarter-page ad in the Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle is over three times (323%) larger than a quarter-page ad in a A5-sized business directory. Unlike the smaller business directories, or parish magazines, there are only two quarter-page ads per page.

Quarter Page
One Month Three Months Six Months One Year
£85 £228 (£76 a month) £432 (£72 a month) £816 (£68 a month - two £408 payments)

The following ad sizes have been added following the COVID-19 lockdown to help as many companies as possible to rebuild their marketing campaigns. 

Ad size One Month Two Months Three Months
Classified (One column width (50mm) by 50mm high) £20 a month £54 (£18 a month) £102 (£17 a month)
Two column width (100mm) by 50mm high) £38 a month £103 (£34.33 a month) £194 (£32.33 a month)
The ‘Eight’ two columns wide (100mm) by 75mm high) £50 a month £135 (£45 a month) £194 (£42.50 a month)

All payments are due in full before publication.