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Gazette listens to readers by increasing Hillingdon borough coverage
IN RESPONSE to feedback from our readers, the Uxbridge Gazette is boosting its continued coverage of Hillingdon borough.
After listening to your views, a new Ruislip, Eastcote and Northwood edition of the Gazette, encompassing Northwood Hills, will be available from next Wednesday (6).
The final Northwood & Rickmansworth and Ruislip & Eastcote editions of the Gazette will be published tomorrow (29).
The Gazette will continue to cover Northwood in its entirety.
However, we will no longer feature news about Rickmansworth and the surrounding areas, including Three Rivers District Council.
The decision has been made by the editorial director of the newspaper, based on feedback from readers since the former Ruislip and Northwood Gazette edition was revised in October 2008.
Chairman of the Northwood Hills Residents' Association (NHRA), Andrew Riley, said: "Changing the title and coverage area of the Gazette is very welcomed.
"I congratulate the Gazette for responding so positively to feedback from readers. The new coverage area is a very logical footprint and will make it easier for both the Gazette and readers to identify with each other.
Resident Terry Clayfield added: "The original Ruislip and Northwood Gazette was much more relevant to the Northwood Hills area. Now we can go back to buying a paper that reflects our immediate area. Thank you for the re-think."
Multimedia content manager of the Uxbridge Gazette, Shujaul Azam, said: ""These changes are in response to what our readers have been telling us.
"We hope this will further strengthen the coverage with more specific news pages dedicated to the area.
"The Gazette not only welcomes feedback from both our readers and advertisers but also acts on it too."
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