The independent, intelligent guide to everything that matters locally, since 2003

Axis is the independent, high quality, free monthly magazine for eastern Hertfordshire and its borders.

Each month we provide readers with an unrivalled guide to local life, and businesses with cost effective advertising options that really work to build their brands.

Axis combines the traditional journalistic virtues of a good local newspaper with the wider ranging content, production values and shelf-life of a modern glossy lifestyle magazine.

We cover Hertford, Ware, Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford and surrounding villages, with free delivery to selected homes and copies available for free pick-up.

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Axis Publications,
Tooke House, 20 Bull Plain, Hertford SG14 1DT

Covid-19 Update

At Axis we’re passionate believers in the role of local press. For 17 years now our independent monthly magazine has been a trusted source of information on major local news issues, while also offering news from our high streets and local businesses, ideas for dining out and for leisure time.

Life is likely to be restricted for some time to come, but in uncertain times we feel our role in keeping the community connected and informed of the issues that matter; and in supporting local businesses, charities, venues and the arts, is more important than ever.

We intend to publish, come what may – while recognising that this might not always be easy. We’re a small team, and restrictions on us all are constantly changing.

If you regularly receive the magazine but in the coming months it proves impossible for us to get a copy to your home, or if venues where you would usually collect a copy are closed, rest assured you’ll always find the latest issue online here. You’ll also be able to contact us using the links on this site.

Do stay in touch, we’d love to hear from you. Most importantly, do stay safe.

Aaron Gransby & Justine Woods, Publishers


Axis Publications Ltd. Registered in the UK at Stag House, Old London Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7LA.
Company No.04578434