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The world has changed dramatically over the last 18 months.  Our lives here in France, in particular, are now very different because of two monumental events, BREXIT and COVID-19.

Today, we find that many businesses are struggling with import regulations, whilst others have found their supply source is no longer viable at all.  Despite the increase in vaccinations, the uncertainty that surrounds COVID, especially in terms of travel, is affecting much of our regional market sector.

Some businesses have had to close, some have lost huge amounts of revenue and are trying to recover, others are battling through as best they can, often having to cope with reduced staffing levels and a sudden unprecedented demand post-lockdown.  Not only that but rumours are rife, and now we are hearing of a possible fourth wave at the end of summer, bringing with it a return of the restrictions.

About The Local Buzz

Like many businesses we are now having to change our growth plans in order to survive and thrive.

We are looking at every aspect of our business from the magazine and its distribution through to our website and its functionality.

In order to come up with the right result for the business and for you, our readers and advertisers, it is essential that we seek your input and support in this decision-making process.  We want to ensure that our future offering reflects what both our readers and advertisers want from The Local Buzz.


Whilst we gather this information, redesign our website and amend our growth strategy we have taken the decision to suspend the magazine for a few months.  We will continue to provide articles on our website and updates to our business directory and what’s on sections, together with advertising opportunities for those companies wishing to reach our audience.  With your permission to do so, we will also keep you updated with newsletters and emails.

About the Survey

The survey questions are broad-ranging.  We are looking at this afresh and are assuming nothing.  Your answers will help to determine the future direction that we take.

    About You

    You are a:

    You read/use The Local Buzz as

    You are
    MaleFemaleRather not say

    What is your age range?

    Where do you live?

    You are?

    About the Magazine

    How important is the magazine to you?

    How long have you been a reader?

    How important is a printed magazine to you?

    How long do you keep your copy?

    How far would you travel to pick up a copy?

    It costs around €4 to post in France, is €30 for a 6-issue subscription too much?

    Do/would you subscribe by post?

    Would you buy the magazine at a newsagent if it was around €3/issue?

    Of how much interest is the What's On section to you?

    Of how much interest is the Food & Drink section to you?

    Of how much interest is the Gardening section to you?

    Of how much interest is the Well Being section to you?

    Of how much interest is the Finance and Advice section to you?

    Of how much interest is the Advice Column section to you?

    Of how much interest is the History section to you?

    Of how much interest is the Out & About section to you?

    Of how much interest is the Sport section to you?

    Of how much interest is the Prize Competition section to you?

    Of how much interest is the Reader Offer section to you?

    About Digital

    Do you/would you read the magazine online?

    How do you read the digital version?

    Would you pay to read articles online?

    Do you read the back issues online?

    Do you read other magazines and newspapers in a digital format?

    If so, which ones?

    About the Website

    Do you use / read the business directory?

    Do you use / read the What's On?

    Do you use / read the Area Info pages?

    Do you use / read the Articles?

    Do you use / read the Books pages?

    Other Questions

    Do/would you advertise in the magazine? (tick all that apply)

    Do/would you advertise on our website?

    Do/would you follow us on social media?

    If so, please indicate which one (tick all that apply):

    Please add any further comments here, including any thoughts you may have about content, frequency and relevance to you, etc.

    Thank you so much.

    Each of the entries will be placed in an electronic draw and the first three to be selected will receive a special gift box from us as a thank you.

    Your details will not be given or sold to any third party organisation