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Policing 2.0

Policing 2.0



NPIA conference in Coventry - presentation on how the police can work with hyperlocal communtiy websites

NPIA conference in Coventry - presentation on how the police can work with hyperlocal communtiy websites



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    • William Perrin TAL Policing 2.0 Connecting with the grass roots through hyperlocal sites NPIA Coventry 22 October 2009 William Perrin - william@talkaboutlocal.org Nicky Getgood – nicky@talkaboutlocal.org Talk About Local (West Midlands) Ltd http://talkaboutlocal.org
    • www.kingscrossenvironment.com over 700 articles Four volunteer writers – aged 40-65 Small number of authors Campaigns, information, wildlife, events etc
      • Cemex campaign – long running anti social plant operations
      • Videos of noise pollution in YouTube – unarguable prima facie case
      • Send links to CEMEX CEO UKMEA and Council noise officers
      • Successful resolution – plant restructured
    • www.digbeth.org Digbeth gritty industrial area of South B’ham Arts, events, positive stories Digbeth is Good redefined image of Digbeth on line Costs - £10/month Wordpress blog
    • Stoke-on-Trent www.pitsnpots.co.uk Campaigning, challenging style Reflects local frustration at political scene 3 writers, 28,000 comments on local politics Wordpress site £20 a month
    • www.harringayonline.com Nearly 2,000 members Green Lanes Chatty informal feel Wide range of local issues £15 month
    • www.sheffieldforum.co.uk discussion forum 3.7 million posts 85,000 registered users Population Sheffield 450,000
    • www.parwich.org Four or more writers Village life – popn. 500 400 views a day £10 per month Wordpress.com site
      • You can hire us work with your specific community nationwide
      • Community sites in over 150 places across England
      • Engage 3,000 people
      • Give people confidence and support to create local sites using free tools
      • Online support network and website
      • Funded by Channel4, Screen West Midlands and Advantage West Midlands
    • http://Kingtonblackboard.org UK online centre – Marches Access Point Started August 2009 with TAL Rural town life and news Wordpress site
    • http://W14london.ning.com Deprived area of West London Started August 2009 – with TAL and local NDC Local discussion and information Over 100 members already Ning.com site – cost £zero
    • Topical appeal yesterday for event today Reaches 125 people almost instantly at no cost
    • Highgate – deprived area of Birmingham Nicky ran TAL session on Monday Entire Safer Neighbourhood Team attended
    • Residents involved in website also on Safer Neighbourhoods Panel Action at own initiative to drive people to meetings through info on website
    • Simple scan-in of murder flyer that came through door within minutes of receipt Would have been nice to have electronic copy instead...
    • Juvenile skip arson that could have been multi-fatal Local source comes to website, which he trusts
    • Residents-led action to warn others direct, not via police Private CCTV footage from building manager
    • Happy to help with consultations Local sites translate in English and ensure they are locally relevant (this example planning)
      • Find local sites & subscribe
        • ask around or try www.groupsnearyou.com
      • Engage with people on local sites
        • e.g. comment on them, email the site owner, send them stuff
        • Don’t be too stiff – like a cup of tea not formal dinner
        • Expect to receive as well as broadcast
        • At least treat as any other bulletin board, leaflet drop or outlet
      • If you have high rank – give blanket permission
      • Expect some things to go wrong but more go right
      Top tips for police and local sites
    • William Perrin TAL If your force wants help to create local websites for your community(ies) contact us at talk about local. [email_address] [email_address] Talk About Local (West Midlands) Ltd http://talkaboutlocal.org