The Cutting Edge is the newsletter that Banbridge District Council's produces and distributes to some 20,000 households to keep residents informed about the work that it has carried out across the District. This magazine takes its name from the most famous landmark in the District, the Cut, which is located in the centre of Banbridge town. This name also seeks to position Banbridge District Council as being at the cutting edge of local authorities in Northern Ireland.
Until recently, the Council produced one 16-page issue of The Cutting Edge in November each year. However, research conducted in 2003 identified that residents preferred to receive information about Council services through a newsletter. Therefore, the Council recently took the decision to produce two 12-page issues each year, one in Summer and one in Winter. You can download any of the issues produced to date:
Originally called Update and started in 1991, thirteen issues of the Council newsletter have been produced to date. The Cutting Edge is an informative magazine that aims to keep residents informed about all Council-managed projects, initiatives and developments. Each issue carries a balanced mix of interesting articles and pictures from events taking place throughout the District. Also included in each issue is feedback from individuals and groups who are benefiting from Council-led projects.
Keen to ensure all residents can access a copy of the magazine, the last few issues have been serialised on audio cassette with support from Banbridge and District Talking Newspaper for the Blind. These cassettes are available to people who are visually impaired from local public libraries or directly from the Council.