History of the Monthly Chronicle
The 2120 Monthly Newspaper began in April 1989 in response to a need for a means of communicating local needs and issues to those living in and sharing the Postcode 2120. In those days, 5 suburbs were represented – Cherrybrook, West Pennant Hills, Thornleigh, Pennant Hills and Westleigh. The paper’s print-run was then 14,000.
Now, 16 years later, with changes to postcodes and in response to those in other suburbs wanting readable local news of issues and events affecting their lives – the paper is delivered to 43,800 residential letterboxes and 3,000 to local businesses etc. in Epping, Cheltenham, Beecroft, Pennant Hills, West Pennant Hills, Cherrybrook, Dural, Galston, Thornleigh, Westleigh, Normanhurst, Warrawee, Wahroonga and Turramurra.
The paper is tabloid in size (Daily Telegraph) and is normally delivered on the last weekend of the month excepting December when it appears around 10 days prior to Christmas.
The Monthly Chronicle was owned by Bill Aitken until June 2015 when it was sold to Diana Paton. Both Diana and Bill are totally committed to the area the paper serves and the businesses the paper represents.
The paper and its owners have received a number of industry and community awards in recognition of the paper’s standard and what it means to its community. Included in the Awards are:
The REMO award for Best News Story on Youth Issues in NSW Suburban Print Media
Australia Day Award, Pennant Hills Rotary – Bill Aitken
Centenary Medal for Service to the Media and Community – Bill Aitken