Always Here for You – Online

Pembrokeshire.Online has been through several incarnations and, like most ventures, has had its hiccups and headaches, not least losing the site altogether for a few weeks back at the end of last year. Most grateful thanks to Ben Davidson for giving us a brand new look and to Jana Davidson and Sandra… and many others for their help and support. We couldn’t have done it without you, or without the many wonderful artists, writers, photographers and organisations that regularly contribute to make Pembrokeshire.Online a local magazine we can be proud of.

So, who are we? 

Nigel Summerley

Fleet Street retiree Nigel Summerley has brought many years of  experience of journalism and editing. His expertise has helped to mould us into a shape we are confident to share with the world.

Tim Wickenden

Tim Wickenden we met as he launched his novel Angel Avenger. Tim agreed to join us just as the lockdown started and brings not only his writing skills but a keen sense of community. Tim has a particular interest in the Second World War and is an invaluable member of the team.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty Parsons  is delighted that we have managed to hold to the original vision of the magazine as a voluntary, community-managed celebration of all things Pembrokeshire… She brings her own weird sense of humour and punctuation to wreak havoc, but a keen willingness to seek out interesting stories, events and people to hopefully delight us all.

Over this  year of 2020  we have reported on local news, events and stories. We have gathered writers and artists and creatives, healers and ghost hunters, environmentalists and people living with disability. Our articles have included diverse subjects, from walks, gardens, spoon whittling and how to make mandalas to searches for the cat, not to mention wild swimming, youth projects and how to get happy .

We hope we have uplifted and delighted you, inspired and informed you, and we intend to continue to do so.

Pembrokeshire.Online is now no longer a Community Interest Company. Being a CIC was far too complicated and not without enormous stresses for this simple little band of rebels. Now the transformation process is complete and we are free, we could be looking for funding that will allow us to explore some new ventures. In 2019 we had £10,000 for a project on Village Halls.

The pandemic has been something of a challenge for everyone and we think we have done a sterling job of  keeping the magazine alive through lockdown; we are exploring new ideas  and would like to start involving and training young people as writers and correspondents. 

We also need tech-savvy volunteers to help keep our site and social media up and running, so if you have experience of websites or would like to learn, please get in touch.

And remember that we are always interested in hearing from you. You are the real Pembrokeshire.Online and your contributions are invaluable. Please keep them coming. 

We want interviews, articles, images and reviews. We welcome your ideas. All we ask is that you read the magazine online to see the kind of thing we are looking for and, if unsure, contact Kitty at speaktofish@gmail.com or 07760307880.

There is also a submissions guideline on the site, so you can see that; although we reserve the right to edit, any item you send remains your own property. 

At the time of writing this, we cannot pay for contributions, but we will credit you and link to any related website or business. 

Sign up (subscription is free), tell us your stories, write for us, read us, tell everyone about us, you fabulous folks of Pembrokeshire. We are waiting to hear from you…

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for pembrokeshire.online, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says "Pembrokeshire.online has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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