The Local Advertiser - Your Guide to Local Business Services in the Royal Wootton Bassett and Lyneham area.

Please note: Due to holiday closures over Christmas, the deadline for submitting adverts to be included in the January edition is 10th December latest.


Over 30 years of serving local businesses and the community of Royal Wootton Bassett & Lyneham!

Support our town and community. This last year has been one of the most challenging trading periods ever for shops, pubs and other businesses in our area. It’s never been more important to Buy Bassett and support our local economy.

You can also help businesses by following the measures that they have put in place – by following social distancing guidelines in shops. Help get out of lockdown measures and buy local. Keep our towns in business!

The Advertiser (as it’s fondly referred to) is the longest established advertising publication in the Royal Wootton Bassett and Lyneham area. In 2018 it celebrated its 30th year of publication and delivery to local homes and businesses across both of the towns and surrounding villages.

The publication encompasses a host of local services and retailers – from sole traders to national companies – in one compact, easy-to-navigate paper. Using our website, you can browse the latest issue online, read previous issues, submit your ads and more.

The Advertiser plays an important role in the local community. Our free listings of non-profit making events help many local organisations gain new members or run events successfully. Residents can advertise their private sale items and at the same time see what our wonderful traders and service providers have to offer.

Many advertisers have been loyal to our publication for a long time – some even from the date it started.  Ultimately, local people like to use local services. That’s why our philosophy is, ‘Buy local and the economy on your doorstep thrives!’

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Every month The Advertiser reaches 9,000 homes and businesses, with a further 100 copies distributed at public information points throughout the towns.

Local businesses have trusted The Advertiser for over 30 years. It remains the most straightforward, cost-effective way of reaching customers in the area. Just look at a recent publication to see how many local traders trust marketing their business with The Advertiser.

We know business people are always short on time, so we make submitting your advert as quick and straightforward as possible. We'll even supply you with free artwork!

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This publication gives us about 80% of our business and people seem to scan it intently for such events. I know advertisers might be a bit complacent after a while, but believe you me there are many people who have moved into the area or suddenly need something local and use this publication.

Alison Talbot organiser of WI Table Top Sales

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Non-profit making events and personal for sale items

Wiltshire Sight

Wiltshire Sight is an independent charity providing support to people living with sight loss across Swindon & Wiltshire. Meet your Community Sight Loss Adviser at the monthly Monday drop-in group from 10.15 – 12.30 in RWB Library on 3rd Monday of the month. Get information, advice & guidance on living with sight loss. Drop-in on the day, or book an appointment in advance: 01380 723682. Volunteers welcomed to help with the groups. Please get in touch on

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Age Concern coach trip to Cardiff

Age Concern coach trip to Cardiff on Tuesday 14 June. Leaves Borough Fields car park at 9.00am. Leaves Cardiff between 4.00 & 4.30 pm. £13 per head. For more information & to book contact Barry or Chris on 01793 848217....

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Royal Wootton Bassett Choral Society.

Celebrating The Societies 40 Years. 9th July at St. Batholomew’s Church, High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett performing music from the past 40 years. Many soloists including; University Of Christ Church, Canterbury Wind Quintet. Starts at 7.30PM. Retiring collection....

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