Find out about Hereward Television at Bourne event

Hereward Television director Jade Cawthorn and station director Alex Geairns. EMN-160113-154619001
Hereward Television director Jade Cawthorn and station director Alex Geairns. EMN-160113-154619001
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Details about a new community television station that will cover the Bourne area are to be revealed later this month.

Hereward Television will host a “discovery evening” at The Nag’s Head in Bourne at 7.30pm on Tuesday, January 26.

People will be able to see presentations, watch promotional videos, and hear the progress made by Hereward Television in bringing local broadcasting to a small screen near you.

So far, broadcast regulator Ofcom has awarded 34 local TV licences across the UK, and those behind Hereward Television want to make sure the Bourne area does not miss out.

Station director Alex Geairns said: “Hereward Television has already captured the imagination of our community. Citizens want to have this outlet, to give us all a voice.

“Whether it’s to improve your skills to add to your CV, have a new creative outlet, or develop a unique hobby, people are already bouncing with enthusiasm. Not only that, we are finding that local companies are keen to be associated with what we are doing.”

The station was launched at the 2015 Peterborough Camra Beer Festival. It is a charitable community initiative covering Bourne, the greater Fenlands, and Peterborough.

The open evening will give people the chance to meet those behind the station and find out how to be part of it. There will be an opportunity to try your hand at being a presenter, and businesses are also encouraged to attend.

Technical director and Bourne resident Nik Fox said: “Subject to the granting of relevant licences by Ofcom, our channel aims to initially be available via Virgin Media, and then eventually on Freeview Channel 8.

“From Bourne, Spalding, and Holbeach in the north of our region, through Market Deeping, Crowland, Whittlesey, March, Yaxley, and down to Alconbury, Ramsey and Chatteris in the south, local TV will be coming to all these areas.

“Some parts of Stamford, Oundle, Long Sutton and Wittering will also be covered. It’s ambitious, but achievable, as we will explain on the night.”

To find out more about the station visit www.hereward.tv.