Council lifts Guardian adverts ‘embargo’

First published in News

CARMARTHENSHIRE county council have taken out a property advertisement and a public notice in this week’s Guardian.

It is the first time the local authority have advertised in the newspaper since our editorial of September 19 criticising their Sainsbury’s press release.

Guardian editor Mike Lewis said he hoped it marked “a watershed” in relations between the paper and the council.

“County Hall have listened to public opinion while at the same time acknowledging the Guardian’s role within the community,” he said.

“The most unfortunate consequence of this dispute is that 14,500 Guardian readers found themselves starved of essential information. The fact so many have expressed their concerns indicates that most people still rely on their local newspaper to keep them informed. While we will continue to act as an independent voice for the community we would obviously prefer to work alongside the local authority in these challenging times.

“Guardian staff have been quite touched by the astonishing levels of support we have received.”

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9:53am Wed 16 Jan 13

randall bevan says...

Da iawn. Synnwyr cyffredin gan y llywodraeth a'r aelodau yn nhraddodiadau'r Cymru. Yr ateb mwyaf pwysig yn yr ymarfer yma yw'r pwysigrwydd o bapur lleol ac ynol yr uchod mae preswylwyr yr ardal yn gwerthfawrogu' r GUARDIAN. Pob llwyddiant yn y dyfodol a phob nerth i bobl yr ardal yn ei ymdrechion i sicrhau dyfodol y llywodraethau er mwyn yr etholiaeth.Gobeithio hefyd fydd yr esboniad yma yn yr hen iaith yn cefnogi fwy o ymatebion i'r GUARDIAN yn y dyfodol i sicrhau dyfodol yr iaith. Dyma
Sialens arall i'r GUARDIAN a phapurau lleol dros Cymru???
Da iawn. Synnwyr cyffredin gan y llywodraeth a'r aelodau yn nhraddodiadau'r Cymru. Yr ateb mwyaf pwysig yn yr ymarfer yma yw'r pwysigrwydd o bapur lleol ac ynol yr uchod mae preswylwyr yr ardal yn gwerthfawrogu' r GUARDIAN. Pob llwyddiant yn y dyfodol a phob nerth i bobl yr ardal yn ei ymdrechion i sicrhau dyfodol y llywodraethau er mwyn yr etholiaeth.Gobeithio hefyd fydd yr esboniad yma yn yr hen iaith yn cefnogi fwy o ymatebion i'r GUARDIAN yn y dyfodol i sicrhau dyfodol yr iaith. Dyma Sialens arall i'r GUARDIAN a phapurau lleol dros Cymru??? randall bevan
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