Bentham News

Since 1982 the Bentham News has been Bentham’s monthly community publication.

Over 2000 copies are delivered free by volunteers to every household in both High and Low  Bentham and to central points in local towns and villages. It is also available by subscription across the world, and is recorded onto CD for people who have difficulty with the written  word.

The Bentham News is run by an editorial committee of volunteers, supported by a part-time paid co-ordinator, and is funded by local advertising and donations. It comes out at the beginning of the month and there are many articles in each edition that are written by local people covering topics such as walking, gardening, charity events, sports, council activities and local topical events. There is an open-access letters page, a people’s page for small ads and thanks, and the central pages contain a brief diary of events in the town for the coming month.

As well as the editorial committee, many members of the community enable the paper to continue, with their voluntary work delivering, sorting, and writing for the paper.

The paper has a website where all previous editions are available to view.

If you require any further information, would like to get in touch or could help in any way, please contact the co-ordinator, Denise Henshaw on 015242 61515 or email

We welcome new contributions and articles and they should be submitted by the 12th of the month to the email address above or handed in at The Gallery, Station Road, High Bentham.

For advertising information and rates, please contact us on     contact Emma Greenep.

Contact: Denise Henshaw

Tel: 015242 61515




Local Newspapers

Locally, there are three main newspapers that all cover the Bentham area. However, they place more emphasis on the larger towns in the areas they cover, for example Kendal (Westmorland Gazette), Skipton (Craven Herald) and Lancaster (Lancaster Guardian).

Craven Herald logo

The Craven Herald is published weekly, each Thursday.

Lancaster Guardian logo

The Lancaster Guardian is published weekly, each Thursday.

Westmorland Gazette logo

The Westmorland Gazette is published weekly, each Thursdays.

Regional Newspaper

Yorkshire Post logo

The Yorkshire Post, which is a daily broadsheet, provides news coverage for the whole of Yorkshire.