Policing 2.0


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Policing 2.0

  1. 1. 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
  2. 4. www.kingscrossenvironment.com over 700 articles Four volunteer writers – aged 40-65 Small number of authors Campaigns, information, wildlife, events etc
  3. 5. <ul><li>Cemex campaign – long running anti social plant operations </li></ul><ul><li>Videos of noise pollution in YouTube – unarguable prima facie case </li></ul><ul><li>Send links to CEMEX CEO UKMEA and Council noise officers </li></ul><ul><li>Successful resolution – plant restructured </li></ul>
  4. 6. 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
  5. 7. 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
  6. 8. www.harringayonline.com Nearly 2,000 members Green Lanes Chatty informal feel Wide range of local issues £15 month
  7. 9. www.sheffieldforum.co.uk discussion forum 3.7 million posts 85,000 registered users Population Sheffield 450,000
  8. 10. www.parwich.org Four or more writers Village life – popn. 500 400 views a day £10 per month Wordpress.com site
  9. 11. <ul><li>You can hire us work with your specific community nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>Community sites in over 150 places across England </li></ul><ul><li>Engage 3,000 people </li></ul><ul><li>Give people confidence and support to create local sites using free tools </li></ul><ul><li>Online support network and website </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by Channel4, Screen West Midlands and Advantage West Midlands </li></ul>
  10. 12. http://Kingtonblackboard.org UK online centre – Marches Access Point Started August 2009 with TAL Rural town life and news Wordpress site
  11. 13. 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
  12. 14. Topical appeal yesterday for event today Reaches 125 people almost instantly at no cost
  13. 15. Highgate – deprived area of Birmingham Nicky ran TAL session on Monday Entire Safer Neighbourhood Team attended
  14. 16. Residents involved in website also on Safer Neighbourhoods Panel Action at own initiative to drive people to meetings through info on website
  15. 17. Simple scan-in of murder flyer that came through door within minutes of receipt Would have been nice to have electronic copy instead...
  16. 18. Juvenile skip arson that could have been multi-fatal Local source comes to website, which he trusts
  17. 19. Residents-led action to warn others direct, not via police Private CCTV footage from building manager
  18. 20. Happy to help with consultations Local sites translate in English and ensure they are locally relevant (this example planning)
  19. 21. <ul><li>Find local sites & subscribe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ask around or try www.groupsnearyou.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engage with people on local sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. comment on them, email the site owner, send them stuff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be too stiff – like a cup of tea not formal dinner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expect to receive as well as broadcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least treat as any other bulletin board, leaflet drop or outlet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you have high rank – give blanket permission </li></ul><ul><li>Expect some things to go wrong but more go right </li></ul>Top tips for police and local sites
  20. 22. 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
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