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Using the web in tackling anti social behaviour - Baroness Newlove seminar



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  • 1. Talk About Local
    Active citizens using the web to improve their area
    Baroness Newlove Seminar – tackling ASB
    23February 2011
    William Perrin –
    Talk About Local Ltd
    William Perrin TAL
  • 2.
  • 3. Abandoned cars and weekly arson
    Bingfield Park, Rufford Street 2002
    Pics – Mark Bailey
  • 4. Stolen moped Grand Prixs c2002
    Bingfield Park
    Kings Cross
    Most Saturdays when Arsenal at home
    End with traditional moped bonfire
    Pics – Mark Bailey
  • 5. The ‘Crackavan’
    Rufford Street 2004
    Pics – Mark Bailey
  • 6. Got stuck in to these local exercises over several years........
    Kings Cross Development Forum
    Caledonian Ward Safer Neighbourhood Panel
    West Area Planning Committee
    Sparkplug Management Committee
    Gifford, Rufford and Randells Residents Association
    North King Cross Environmental Taskforce
    ‘Strategic plans’ - many
    West Area Committee
    CYP Management committee
    ....but found huge information burden mostly from council and local public services
    We used the web to streamline all this
    Team Cally
    Planning Applications (dozens)
  • 7.
    Over 1000 articles
    Six volunteer writers – aged up to 65
    Campaigns, information, wildlife, events etc
    Strongly pro community/place
    Important part of wider regeneration
    400-500 readers a day
  • 8.
  • 9. Neighbourly relations change as a direct consequence of using local website
    Online networked neighbourhoods study – Flouch, Harris 2010
  • 10. Web-led campaign secured £1 million for community under S106
    Website drove people into traditional comms channels required for statutory processes
    C21st interface on C19th process
  • 11. Translate council planning documents into locally relevant language
    A planning campaign is an information and process game
  • 12. Alcohol and entertainment licensing
    Another information game residents tend to win locally thanks to the web
    Strong engagement from Cllr
  • 13. Simple community action on broken things
    ‘Broken window’ works for us, Enhances service levels
  • 14. Residents involved in website also on Safer Neighbourhoods Panel
    Action at own initiative to drive people to meetings through info on website
  • 15. Pics – Mark Bailey
  • 16. The web isn’t magic – but it does help active local citizens, their representative and officers to be more effective and more efficient
    Very big society
  • 17. ‘Local websites of all shapes and sizes are providing community news and information to hundreds of thousands of people.....grass roots media can provide an accurate, reliable, popular sources of news and information without regulation or subsidy. Their news values and thresholds are new, reflecting grass roots interests and priorities.’
    Digital Britain report
  • 18. Alan Rusbridger, Guardian Editor
    Cudlipp Lecture:
    ... At the other end of the spectrum we have millions of William Perrins, beavering away for free.....Depending on your point of view, you may find that vision of new ways of connecting and informing communities inspiring or terrifying. I think it is both’
  • 19.
  • 20.
  • 21. We can work with you to train local people to set up a site they own and run @willperrin
    It isn’t expensive – similar rates to any other technology trainer
    Talk about local would love to help - just drop us a line