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Make a Complaint Against the South Molton & District News

We can look into complaints about items we have published which are in our control. We adhere to the Standards Code adopted by IMPRESS and can only deal with complaints which relate to an alleged breach of the standards set out in this Code.


We can only deal with your complaint if you are:

•personally and directly affected by an alleged breach of the Code

•a representative group affected by an alleged breach of the Code, where there is public interest in your complaint

•a third party seeking to ensure accuracy of published information


We are also regulated by IMPRESS, but initial complaints must be made to us, the South Molton & District News, in writing at the following address:  

   e-mail:[email protected]

   (if emailing a complaint, you should receive acknowledgement of receipt via email within 24 hours. If you have not, please telephone us to confirm receipt)


   Telephone: 01769 572502


    In writing to: Oakbere, Horridge Farm, Romansleigh, South Molton, EX36 4JR


We will acknowledge your complaint by e-mail or in writing within 7 calendar days and will normally respond to your compliant with a final decision letter within 21 calendar days.   If we uphold your complaint, we will tell you the remedial actions we have taken.


To see how to complain, please read our COMPLAINTS POLICY and to see how your complaint will be handled, read our COMPLAINT PROCEDURE


If you are not satisfied with the final response to your complaint, or if you do not hear from us within 21 calendar days of submitting your complaint, then you can refer your complaint to our Independent regulator IMPRESS at the following address:

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