Friday, November 16, 2018

Our Mission 

“To empower and support the communities of Newtownards, the Ards peninsula and the greater Ards area by providing objective and accurate local journalism that secures positive change for its residents and businesses”

YOUR COMMUNITY… YOUR VOICE… YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER

About us

Established in 1873, the Newtownards Chronicle has remained a pillar of the local community for over 145 years. We are a 4th generation family business which operates under three core values, core values which have remained the same since we first opened our doors to publish our first newspaper in 1873; community, trust and accountability. We are passionate about local journalism and believe the service we provide makes the communities of Newtownards, the Ards peninsula and the greater Ards area a better place to live, work and raise a family. By supporting the Newtownards Chronicle, you are ensuring quality local journalism continues to have a place in Newtownards, the Ards peninsula and the greater Ards area and continues to positively impact on the daily lives of its residents.

Why support the Newtownards Chronicle

Delivering quality local journalism

We are passionate about local journalism. Our journalists work tirelessly to bring you timely, accurate and relevant local news so you never miss a beat

Campaigning on issues that matter

Our journalists mount campaigns and mobilise readers to enact change in Newtownards, the Ards peninsula and the greater Ards area and make a real difference to the lives of ordinary people in your community

Supporting local business

We want Ards to thrive. By providing a platform for local business to promote their products, we ensure the local economy remains vibrant and keep local residents in work

Holding local authority to account

Accountability is at the heart of our journalistic mission.  We question the decisions of local representatives to make sure they make the right decision for you and your community

Providing a platform to voice your opinion

If it matters to you it matters to us! We give a voice to residents whose opinion might otherwise go unheard

Securing positive change for your community

We campaign and investigate on your behalf to make sure the right decisions are made for your community and that you have a say in how it happens

Cutting through the noise

In a digital age of tweets and posts, where everything is available online and news is more accessible than ever before, we make sense of it all and deliver ultra local news that’s relevant to you

Building a sense of community

By shining a light on local issues and promoting local events we encourage participation in civic life and bring people together from all backgrounds

Preserving history

From the Great War to your parent’s marriage notice it’s all been in the Newtownards Chronicle. We preserve the history of your town and region so that your family history isn’t lost

Investing in the future

We are meeting challenges head on. By investing in new technology, we can provide you with multiple platforms to access our award winning local journalism

Sustainability

We care about the environment. All our paper is sourced from certified and sustainably managed forests

Our chosen charity for the year is Ards Peninsula First Responders 

The Ards Peninsula First Responders is a volunteer group who responds to life threatening emergency calls, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, serving the BT22 area. 

This valued scheme has been very helpful to those in desperate need, while those in trouble, living in remote areas, await the arrival emergency services. The scheme operates as a self funded community partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

Our volunteers are all trained in first aid and AED and provide care until the ambulance service arrives. The APFRs arrive at an emergency scene and respond in a matter of minutes, at a time when every minute counts. 

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