The Focus magazines are free A5, full colour, local community magazines distributed throughout the BT8 area and into County Down.
There are three magazines currently - the Carryduff Focus, the BT8 Focus and the Local Focus.
Launched in 2006, the monthly Carryduff Focus is well established in the local community, with 4000 copies printed 11 times per year (there is no separate August magazine).
The BT8 Focus was launched a year later and is now printed bi-monthly (6 issues per year with 8000 copies printed).
Later, the Local Focus for Saintfield and Ballygowan was launched (3500 copies printed) and it is now printed twice a year - in March for Spring Summer and in October for Autumn Winter.
Each magazine has the same look and feel - they contain advertising for local businesses along with some articles, puzzles, and free community pages.
The magazines are delivered free to local households by our own team of fantastic local people who deliver to their neighbours in all weathers!
In launching these community magazines with such an emphasis on local business, we aim to encourage residents to support their local shops and tradespeople and in doing so, support their local community.