Hi, my name is Debbie, and I am the editor of The Pompey Mag and owner of Varia Media.  I came to Pompey as a teenager, and lived, studied at Portsmouth Uni, and worked in the city for many years.  Family and friends have always lived in the area, and having noticed that, bizarrely, the northern part of the city (proper Pompey!) lacked a Community Magazine, I thought it was about time it had one. 


Rather than sit back and moan, I decided to create my own, so I hope that the people of Portsea Island enjoy reading it as much as I have done bringing it into the world, and I also sincerely hope and expect that local businesses, trades people and organisations will also support the magazine and that in turn, we reciprocate as much as we possibly can.  Without them this magazine would not exist, so please shop local and keep Pompey money in Pompey whenever you can.

Teamwork makes the Dreamwork!



We take caring for the environment and acting sustainably very seriously and will always strive to reduce waste and eliminate plastic as much as possible.  That is why we chose to partner with a local Printing firm Holbrooks Printers, who take these principles to heart.  Our magazine is printed on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved paper, which means that it is made from sustainably sourced wood pulp.  We do not apply any plastic coatings to our magazines which makes them 100% recyclable.  

We hope that local businesses will see us as a viable alternative from leaflet drops, which can be wasteful, sometimes lead to littering and are not especially welcomed by householders.

Holbrooks Printers themselves have a very comprehensive and impressive commitment to environmental issues and recycle all of their waste products.  For more information on Holbrooks Printers environmental policy click the link to their website below.  



  1. Advertisements accepted by The Pompey Mag in all cases are assumed to be copyright free including images, photos, logos, clipart or any other content.  It is the responsibility of the advertiser to ensure that any necessary permissions are obtained for the use of any images, photos, logos, clipart or any other content that is to be use in the advertisement, advertorial, or editorial.  

  2. All images, files, photos, and logos supplied are required to be a minimum resolution of 300dpi.  The Pompey Mag can take no responsibility for the quality of print of any such images, photos or logos, which are supplied at less than 300dpi.

  3. It is the responsibility of the advertiser to check any and all proofs provided to ensure that they are correct.  The Pompey Mag, can not accept any responsibility for any omissions or errors found following approval of the copy material.

  4. All advertisements provided in PDF, JPEG or any other format will be placed in The Pompey Mag as provided and will be assumed not to require any further copy approval.  We sometimes have to resize your files or images to fit the space available in the magazine.

  5. The Pompey Mag may, at our discretion, edit or refuse advertisements and by agreeing to these terms and conditions you confirm our right to do so.  

  6. There is no right to any refund in the event that an advertiser wishes to cancel any advertisement or series thereof after confirming the order, whether made by telephone call, SMS, email, or letter.

  7. Any cancellation must be received by The Pompey Mag via email, SMS or in writing, at least 3 days prior to the magazine going to print.  

  8. The settlement of all invoices related to advertising is required prior to The Pompey Mag going to print or within 7 days of the date of the invoice, whichever is the sooner.  Invoices for any other services must be paid within 14 days of the date of the invoice.  In all cases, there is no entitlement to with hold payment or make any deduction without the written consent of The Pompey Mag.

  9. Without prejudice, to any other rights of The Pompey Mag.  In the event that a user of services provided fails to pay the full value of any invoice by the due date, then any discount provided within that invoice will be cancelled and a new invoice will be issued for the additional amount and interest shall be payable on any overdue sum from the due date of the invoice to the payment date calculated daily at a rate of 5% over the current UK base rate applicable, and shall reimburse any and all additional costs and expenses to The Pompey Mag (including but not limited to legal costs) relating to the collection of any outstanding amounts.  

  10. Where The Pompey Mag has created any advertisement, logo, image, photo, video, article, editorial or any other copy (including on social media) this can not be used in any other media or publication with prior written approval of The Pompey Mag.  A fee may be payable to The Pompey Mag for any reproduction or reuse of any such material in this manner.  However, this does not apply if you have commissioned The Pompey Mag design team to create artwork on your behalf and you have been given the full copyright on that work. 


The Pompey Mag is part of the Varia Media Ltd. This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.


  • What data do we collect?

  • How do we collect your data?

  • How will we use your data?

  • How do we store your data?

  • Marketing

  • What are your data protection rights?

  • What are cookies?

  • How do we use cookies?

  • What types of cookies do we use?

  • How to manage your cookies

  • Privacy policies of other websites

  • Changes to our privacy policy

  • How to contact us

  • How to contact the appropriate authorities

What data do we collect?

The Pompey Mag collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide Our Company with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online or place an order for any of our products or services.

  • Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.

  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

How will we use your data?

Our Company collects your data so that we can:

  • Process your order and manage your account.

  • Email you with special offers on other products and services we think you might like.

How do we store your data?

Our Company securely stores your data off line on a separate flash drive

Personal data that we process for any purpose of purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.


Our Company would like to send you information about products and services of ours that we think you might like. 

If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.

You have the right at any time to stop Our Company from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your data to other members of the Our Company Group.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click here.

What are your data protection rights?

Our Company would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request Our Company for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Our Company correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Our Company to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Our Company erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Our Company restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Our Company’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Our Company transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: info@pompeymag.co.uk

Call us at: 07877 943787

Or write to us: 79 Green Lane, Portsmouth Hants PO3 5EZ


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology

For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

Our Company uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in

  • Understanding how you use our website

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality – Our Company uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

  • Advertising – Our Company uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. Our Company sometimes shares some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The Our Company website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

Our Company keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 10 June 2020.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Our Company’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: info@pompeymag.co.uk

Call us: 07877 943747

Or write to us at: 79 Green Lane, Copnor, Portsmouth Hants. PO3 5EZ

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Our Company has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

HELP LINE NUMBER 0303 123 1113

WEBSITE ico.org.uk/global/privacy-notice/how-you-can-contact-us/