The Wayland News has been bringing local news and stories to the Wayland area since 1996 and what sets it apart is that it written by the community, for the community.

The current Editor – more correctly called ‘compiler’ – is its co-founder Editor, Julian Horn. Working together with the late Jan Godfrey MBE all those years ago, we set up a paper that not only survived, but prospered without a web presence, until COVID came along in 2020.

By the end of 2021, although content was beginning to recover, distribution was becoming more and more difficult. From the beginning, The Wayland News has only been delivered to a limited number of homes, the bulk of the circulation has come about by readers collecting the paper from various distribution points, many of which have been severely disrupted during the COVID Pandemic.

In November 2021, Julian took the decision suspend publication for a few months until society recovers hopefully in the spring of 2022. To mitigate that decision and support the community and our advertisers who pay for production, this website was established.

Now that it is here, the opportunity will be taken to publish all the community content of the paper as it is received along with access to the current and previous print editions in a viewable form. The archive of previous editions will be built as time permits.

If you have anything you want to tell the community of Wayland about, please get in touch with Julian by email to