Pembrokeshire Online Community Interest Company is one year old!
Directors Annual Report 2018
Our online magazine was launched on 1st January 2018 and we have posted a new blog feature every day since! Currently we have copy ready to go live for two weeks ahead and a wide selection of work in progress.
Our four themes are:-
• Community Life
• Curiosity, Imagination and Wonder – arts and culture
• Pembrokeshire at Work
• Nature and Environment
We have built up a gradually increasing following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Three articles have been included in the 2018 Pembrokeshire Tourism brochure.
A bank account has been opened with Barclays Business and a database developed to track funding applications, which will be a focus going forward to ensure the long-term sustainability of the company and to pay volunteer expenses. Business cards and ID badges were produced with support from Pembrokeshire Moments.
• Volunteering Wales – we now have opportunities advertised on this site for contributors and other roles.
• Involvement in building communities, reducing isolation and bringing different age groups together – we are seeking funding to develop a network online for Pembrokeshire’s 52 community halls.
Long-term potential aims:-
• Inclusion of video/podcast/ music
• Development of an App
Registered with Companies House Wales as a Community Interest Company we currently have two directors .Expressions of interest in becoming a Director can be made by emailing email@example.com.
From 1 July Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance cover has transferred to Markel Direct, who have been able to offer insurance specifically for CICs and for online journalism. Contributor contracts are on the website for anyone to view and all work published must not have been used elsewhere. All our features are copyright protected digitally and all work is credited to the writer/photographer. Some of the artists we have featured are happy for us to use their images, which are credited to them and linked to their websites.
The editor, Suzanne, is an NUJ member and we are linked to the International Centre for Community Journalism at Cardiff University, using their web theme. Our content is archived in the National Library for Wales.
CIC Director, Features Writer & Timebank Co-ordinator: Kitty Parsons
CIC Secretary and Online Editor: Suzanne Ashworth
Music & Gigs Correspondent: Clive Ousley
Gardening Correspondent: Jim Saul
Wildlife Correspondent: David Gardner
Photography: Ieuan Morris (Ianto Mor)
Travel: Nigel Summerley
Climbing: Stu McInnes
Poetry: Marc Mordey
Well-being: Sarah Wint
LINKED COMPANIES / regular submissions from:-
Pembrokeshire Moments – Rachel Mullett
Falcon Boats – Ffion Rees
Lifeseeker – Sally Boyton
Paul Sartori Foundation
Picton Castle Trust
Clyfncw Community Farm
Singing For Fun
Window on Wales
Dog Friendly Pembrokeshire
St Dogmael’s Coachhouse
St Davids Festival Arts
Llangwm Literary Festival
Andrew Bailey Watercolours
The Wildflower Nursery
Scolton Manor and Walled Garden
Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society
And many more…..
HOW CAN YOU HELP??
• TELL EVERYONE
• LIKE AND SHARE POSTS
• MAKE SUGGESTIONS
• KEEP IN TOUCH! FEATURES ON THIS MAGAZINE ARE ALWAYS LIVE AND DO NOT DISAPPEAR SO YOU CAN SEND US UPDATES AND WE WILL KEEP YOUR FEATURE CURRENT OR CREATE NEW ONES.
All ideas, suggestions and views are very welcome – this is your online community…
Get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org