Fenprobe AGM is at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday 25th April 2023 at Ely Museum - All welcome

The Reading for the Ely Standard of
23 March 2023
is now in the Podcasts Section




Welcome to Fenprobe

The Fenprobe Talking News service brings local news to blind and partially-sighted people across East Cambridgeshire, UK.

Each week a team of volunteers gets together to record the latest stories from the Ely Standard.  A Post Office concession ensures that the USB sticks with the news can be sent and returned throught the Post for free.  The service is entirely free of charge and all registered listeners receive a free USB player, shown here.

We have over forty volunteers who regularly dedicate their time and the news recording is produced fifty-one weeks out of fifty-two, with a break at Christmas.

We are a registered charity (CFB 279355R) and a member of the Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom . The service benefits from the Post Office concession of free postage for blind people and other costs are met through grants and donations.

Please take a look round the site to find out more about Fenprobe and how you can use our service.

We provide our local news service in East Cambridgeshire and the neighbouring regions including Newmarket, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Soham, Stretham and, of course Ely, where we are based.

Opening our new Fenprobe Studio

Latest News

Littleport Lions Donation

We were delighted to receive a completely unexpected and grenerous cheque from Littleport Lions for £100.00.
Littleport Lions have always been supportive of Fenprobe and we are immensely grateful for this.

Thank You to Megahertz Limited!

As anyone working with any kind of technology knows, there is always the worry of what to do when systems fail at a critical moment.  We would like to send our grateful thanks to local company Megahertz Limited, who are generously funding a reserve USB stick duplicator for Fenprobe. Now we know that  we are fully covered if our main recording systems go down.  Thank you Megahertz!
September 2022

Thank you to all those who attended the Fenprobe AGM on 11th April. 

The members of the Committee were all re-elected for another year, and the Chairman encouraged other members to come forward for this role, so that all reading groups could be represented on the steering committee.  This was also the opportunity to express thanks for the long service of Ron Moore as Treasurer and Janet Smith as Secretrary, as well as to Gordon for his generosity in providing studio accomodation for us.
Matters discussed at the meeting included:
  • Costs in improving the studio heating ready for next winter.
  • Improvements to the recording equipment.
  • The occasional inclusion of interesting articles from local publications alongside the Ely Standard readings, and how this would be handled.
  • A meeting for group editors and those interested in editing.