Please don't use an Ad Blocker when browsing this website - I'll try to explain why 🙂
The Trimdon Times website does not receive any financial support or regular funding from anyone, and relies solely on the small income from Google adverts to offset the running costs involved for web hosting etc.
Donations, however small, via PayPal are very welcome if you have found the website useful or interesting.
This website uses Google adverts as its only form of income, and to be brutally honest it doesn't actually cover the costs of running the site. A credit (usually 1p or 2p) is only registered when an advert is clicked on- in other words it only works if you are interested in an advert. You don't need to buy anything, just clicking on the advert is enough.
The adverts are placed so that they blend in as much as possible and don't detract from the web page too much. Still where people can see them of course, and if you see something YOU are interested in, click the advert for more information.
Many websites, often owned by big business or corporations, have the luxury of their own budget to cover running costs, staff wages etc. This website doesn't have any of that, and no other income except that which is produced by Google advertising (Adsense). I don't get any secret financing from local councils, political parties or any other organisations.
Nobody is paid for the work involved in editing and maintaining the website, and the domain fees and web server hosting charges are my responsibilty. I have to find the money to pay them as they fall due, so every click on an advert really does help.
If you decide to block adverts on this website then that's fine, and the website will still work as intended, just keep in mind that many small websites could simply disappear if their main or only source of income is blocked.
Most of the adverts and notices published for local business are free, and only occasionally is a charge made for a full page advert - details here.
All the articles, information and photographs are provided free of charge by whoever sends them, and nobody gets paid for editing or otherwise working on the website.