Who we are

Friends and former colleagues, Elyse Bateson and Fiona Broster have been running Summertown Scene since October 2010.

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Fiona Broster

Fiona, whose background is in PR and business development, has run media campaigns and written press and educational materials for international businesses and healthcare organisations. She handles the advertising sales and produces the editorial and promotional features.


Elyse Bateson

With a former career in marketing and promotions, Elyse has worked on campaigns for small business clients as well as corporate companies, including Coca Cola. She manages the artwork design and production along with the accounts and administration for the magazine.

Elyse Bateson

Independently owned and distributed free of charge to just over 3000 households and businesses in the Summertown area of North Oxford, Summertown Scene serves as a handy and exclusive guide to locally available goods and services. It also offers an opportunity for low cost advertising for any business for which Summertown residents are a target market.

An A5 format, full colour glossy magazine published monthly (with combined July/Aug and Dec/Jan issues), Summertown Scene includes regular special offers and discounts to its readers, along with articles of general interest and information about local events and activities.

It is precisely when the economic climate is tough and budgets are tight that businesses need to maintain or even increase their advertising and maximise their opportunities to gain new clients. Whatever the size or type of your operation, Summertown Scene provides an opportunity to promote it in a quality publication at affordable rates.

As a Summertown Scene advertiser, you receive our personal and professional advice and assistance in planning and/or producing your advertising material. Even if you have little or no marketing resource or expertise, you can run a campaign without expensive agency fees – and if you are a local charity looking to promote a campaign or fund-raising event, advertising space is available at a minimal cost.