A reminder on why PATCH is needed.

First posted Thursday, July 10, 2015 This week saw a new budget announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer following the General Election in May. There has been much discussion of the implications of it in the press, and on social media and how it will impact different groups within our society. Whilst everyone will […]

Dear Mr Sainsbury

First published Thursday, November 20, 2014 Dear Mr Sainsbury Narberth prides itself on being a unique town in South Pembrokeshire, with a multitude of independent retailers each bringing something different to the retail mix. There are in amongst them a handful of well known names, although they could be easily missed. The town has a […]

Happy Birthday PATCH!

First posted Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Time flies so fast that it’s often hard to know where it’s gone. As PATCH celebrates it’s 6th Birthday, it provides an opportunity to look back at how things have changed in that time, and perhaps at things that haven’t changed. Our history can be found on the “About” […]

What’s all the fuss about Food Banks?

First published Monday, May 12, 2014 This morning, thanks to several friends sharing this video on social media, the facts once again hit home on the desperate situation that too many people find themselves in, right now in 2014, in an allegedly civilized country. There has been a great deal of press coverage of late in […]

“Welsh Tourism is well placed to grow”

First published Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Thanks to Google Alerts, an article from Wales Online came to my attention this morning, in which Manon Williams, Chief Executive Officer for tourism and marketing Wales, talks about the need to ‘professionalise’ the industry at all levels. She comments that the industry is seen as providing predominantly seasonal, […]

What price tourism in Wales?

First published Tuesday, October 01, 2013 As public sector ‘savings’ continue to be made, and local authorities and government departments across the country feel the effects of this, it would seem at times that little thought is given on the impact of this on an industry that spans a number of departmental responsibilities. The structure […]