Contributed by Pete Lovering. It started as a quasi grassroots business/art experiment over ten years ago. It also started as part of a theory that the internet had coopted the concept of community. To my mind, I always felt that a community was defined by an area and physical boundary. So a community is a diverse array of different folks, with different ideas, living within the community’s boundary doing different things. Sounds like Parliament Street.
The goal of the Parliament Street news was to allow everyone to share stories with their neighbours. I did not want to be the content creator or editor for that matter. Rather I wanted the paper to drive contributions. Over the yeas we have published 45 editions, 600+ articles, 100’s of advertisers delivered almost 250,000 copies. The paper survives with the great contributions of the community and all of our advertisers. If you are reading this, then you get the point.
Thanks for the great ten years. Don’t forget to send Sarah ( our most worthy Publisher your stories. at www.pstreetnews.com) and don’t be afraid to write something in the next issue. The paper can’t exist without true community involvement.
Thanks again for all of your support.