Guidelines for writing

How to contribute articles about club activities, news, for The Toodyay Herald 

All items should be emailed to

All emails should include a contact name and phone number, preferably mobile.

Articles and stories should be written in Microsoft Word and emailed as attachments – The Herald is unable to accept articles that are handwritten or saved as PDFs.

Please write the name of your club or organisation in the subject line, eg:

Toodyay Miniature Railway

Every article should start with a byline and, if appropriate, position title, eg:

Toodyay Miniature Railway

June Eastwood, Secretary

Articles should be no longer than 600-700 words – longer articles will most likely need to be cut to make room for other stories.

Try to make your articles as interesting as possible for general readers and catch their attention by starting with the most important or colourful part of your story.

If you need to include thankyous, leave it to the end (like a movie) rather than start your article with with a long list of credits that may lose readers before they get to the main part of your story.

Always start each sentence as a new paragraph because it’s easier to read in narrow newspaper columns and saves production time for sub-editors.

For more information about writing articles, please see Toodyay Herald Style Guide.

The monthly Monday deadline for articles and stories is printed at the bottom of Page 2 in each month’s Toodyay Herald.

If an event occurs after the article/story deadline but before the following weekend, you may be able to arrange late inclusion by calling Assistant Editor Meredith Neilsen on 9574 2106 before noon on the Thursday (preferably earlier).

The Herald is published on the second Thursday after the article/story deadline (ie: 10 days later) – when promoting future events, be sure it’s not out of date by the time the paper comes out.

Accompanying photos should be at least 400KB file size (Internet and Facebook images usually too small to reproduce in print). If sending via smartphone, always select “largest file size”.

Each photo should be emailed as a separate attached file, not embedded in a Word document or PDF.

Coming Events

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Emergency WA - Smoke and other Alerts
Emergency Alert advice is available HERE
Emergency Information HERE
Now open Saturdays from 9am to noon. 9574 5055.
Toodyay Miniature Railway
1st and 3rd Sundays. 9574 4462. 
Wednesdays 4pm, Fridays 9am. 9574 4184
Deferred to November. Registrations 6558 1833
2J2 Air Live Radio
Test Transmissions from 8am Saturday, October 14 to 8am Saturday, October 21 on 105.3fm. Mark Greenway 0424 281 770.
Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival
Sunday, October 15, St Stephen's Church 2.30pm. Phone 9574 1591.
Monday-Friday, October 16-20. Information and Workshop Sessions - Shire of Toodyay
Inquiries - Audrey Bell 9574 9391
Junior Tennis Coaching Clinic
From October 16.  Registrations Bree Byfield 0402 622 384
Toodyay Agriculture Alliance AGM
Tuesday, October 17, 6.30pm, Toodyay Club.
Mental Illness Fellowship of WA
Thursday, October 19 - Fish & Chips in Freo
Local Government Elections - Vote Count
Saturday, October 21, Shire Offices, Fiennes Street, 6pm
Central Ward
East Ward
East Ward
Central Ward
West Ward
TennisWest Coaching Clinic
Saturday, October 21, 1.30pm. Bree Byfield 0402 622 384
Crazy commedy - Memorial Hall October 20, 21, 27 & 28
Bendigo Bank AGM
Monday, October 23, Toodyay Community Centre. All welcome.
Saturday, October 28, 9am, Showgrounds Gidgegannup
Heavy Horse Festival
Saturday & Sunday, October 28 & 29, from 8am. Northam Equestrian Park, Suburban Road
Friday, November 3 - Pat Drummond in Concert, 7pm
Saturday, November 4 - Bush Dance 7pm
Tuesday, November 7. Bookings 9574 6255
Friday November 10, Bookings 9574 6255
Mental Illness Fellowship of WA
Monday & Tuesday, November 13 & 14, Northam, 9am
Friday, December 1, 2017 from 6.30pm



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