You can help us… by reading the Meon Valley Times…

It sounds obvious, but if you read our stories, it will help to give you an idea of what we require for an
article. This is the minimum we usually need:

  • Basic information: Think about how your story could be summarised into one paragraph
  • More detail: Add more information and a bit more detail
  • Add a quote: ideally from a named person, rather than “a spokesperson”
  • Where appropriate, provide times, dates, prices, website links, phone numbers and email addresses
  • And not necessarily for publication (please specify whether it is or it isn’t) provide an email address and phone number for us to get back to you if we need more information

Click here’s an example of the sort of thing we’re looking for

Every picture tells a story – photographs and videos can help bring the story to life

  • Please provide at least one image to go with each story. This might be a photo from the same event last year, a picture of the person the story is about or even a stock image from a free online picture resource such as
  • Please let us know where the picture came from and who took it so we can credit it in a caption.
  • What we don’t want: Posters for events – but you can use a poster image for the What’s On section.

Free events listings
If you’re running a not-for-profit event you can add it to our free dedicated What’s On guide. You can still send details through to us for consideration as a new article too, but we can’t guarantee to use it, whereas you can definitely get it published in the What’s On section:

How to contact us
By email: If you have a news story then please email us at or use the form here: