Ofcom Says Another 43 Locations Can Apply For FM Community Radio Licences

Ofcom have today published a list of 43 locations (PDF, 197 KB) across the UK where they will invite applications for new FM community radio licences.

They have selected the areas based on responses to the earlier call, last November (PDF, 410 KB), for individuals or groups to express their interest in applying for a community radio licence. They have intend to invite applications for new community radio licences in these designated areas, towards the end of this year.

England

Albrighton and Cosford (Shropshire)
Amersham and Chesham and the surrounding area (Buckinghamshire)
Borough of Scarborough (North Yorkshire)
Burghclere (Hampshire)
Carlisle (Cumbria)
Chesterfield (North Derbyshire)
Maryport, Workington, Whitehaven, Egremont (Cumbria)
Clowne, Bolsover and Barlborough (Derbyshire)
Dover (Kent)
Durham (County Durham)
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Faversham (Kent)
Ferndown, Wimborne Minster, Corfe Mullen and Holt (Dorset)
Hastings (East Sussex)
Grimsby, Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe, Sutton-on-Sea, Chapel St Leonards, Ingoldmells, Skegness (Lincolnshire)
Lowestoft and north east Suffolk
Lutterworth (Leicestershire)
Melksham (Wiltshire)
North Somerset
Northwich, Middlewich and Winsford (central Cheshire)
Portishead (Somerset)
Ryedale (North Yorkshire)
Shaftesbury and Gillingham (Dorset) and Semley (Wiltshire)
South Bucks District (Beaconsfield, Denham, Gerrards Cross, Iver, Stoke Poges, Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont St Peter)
South east London/ Borough of Croydon
Thornbury and district (Gloucestershire)
Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells (Kent)
Wallingford (Oxfordshire)
Wigan (Greater Manchester)

Scotland

Ayr (South Ayrshire)
Dundee
Dunfermline (Fife)
Edinburgh
Hamilton, Larkhall, Stonehouse (South Lanarkshire)
Kinross-shire
Livingston, Bathgate and Linlithgow (West Lothian)
Shotts (North Lanarkshire)
Northern Ireland
Ballymena (County Antrim)
Enniskillen (County Fermanagh)
Newtownabbey (County Antrim)
Omagh (County Tyrone)
Wales
Merthyr Tydfil (Mid Glamorgan)
Locations with in the Vale of Clwyd ; Kinmel Bay, Abergele




Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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