About Us

Organisation & Management

The Swindon & District Talking Newspaper Association (STAN) is an independent registered charity (Registered Charity number 284665) based at Craven House, 145 Victoria Road, Swindon SN1 3BU.

The Talking Newspaper is run by volunteers, and managed by a committee elected annually, according to the Constitution.

Like 500+ other local talking newspapers STAN is affiliated to the Talking News Federation but retains its autonomy.


All listeners and volunteers are automatically members of the Swindon Talking Newspaper Association.

Membership is free to listeners and volunteers. There are currently 50+ volunteers and around 180 listeners.


Although the listeners receive the memory sticks free, and volunteers give their time free, there are expenses that have to be met. These include equipment such as memory sticks and "boombox" machines for listeners, postage wallets, and technical equipment for creation and duplication of the memory sticks.

  • Becoming a listener
  • What's on the weekly memory stick
  • Producing the weekly news
  • Becoming a volunteer
  • Donations to STAN
  • About us
  • How to contact us
  • Useful links
  • STAN home page

    Swindon & District Talking Newspaper Association
    Registered Charity No. 284665
    Telephone 01793 522511