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Talk About Local to audience of 300 local government website managers - Olympia London 15 July 2009

Talk About Local to audience of 300 local government website managers - Olympia London 15 July 2009

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  • 1. Talk About Local Modern web tools empowering communities William Perrin TAL(WM) Ltd – #PCW09 15 July Olympia www.talkaboutlocal.org
  • 2. •www.kingscrossenvironment.com •700 articles •four authors •budget £8/month •opens up democratic engagement •empowerment is about information
  • 3. •Cemex campaign – long running anti social plant operations •Video of noise pollution – unarguable prima facie case •Send links to CEMEX CEO UKMEA and Council noise officers •Successful resolution – plant restructured
  • 4. •Sheffield forum –biggest web estate in Yorkshire? •3.4 million posts •76,000 registered users •Population Sheffield 450,000
  • 5. •‘Hi, as a local businessman in Digbeth and vice chair of The Digbeth Business Association l would like to thank you for your articles and interest in our sometimes wonderful district of Digbeth with all our input and continued efforts it can only get better.’
  • 6. •Stoke-on-Trent Pits’n’Pots •Campaigning, challenging style •Reflects local frustration at political scene •Opens up public dialogue
  • 7. @willperrin: Speaking to 300 council web managers tomorrow what should i say? #pcw09 @willperrin #pcw09 I know what I would like you to @willperrin Stop blocking useful stuff! say to my local council web manager but it is before the watershed!! @willperrin 1) stop posting info in .doc etc @willperrin ask more of them to provide feeds to 2) use permalinks 3) go talk to MySociety planningalertshttp://www.planningalerts.com/geti about how to make themselves more open nvolved.php (some do already) @willperrin what's on your about us @willperrin Council web managers: Their page and where are your values? success metric seems to be traffic volume @willperrin have them publish the xml file hence emphasis on being one-stop shop not they give to directgov. Encourages reuse opening up data of data by people who will use it well :) @willperrin "Organisations can't be 'social' but the people in them can - give them the tools and guidance then trust them to get on with it @willperrin Stratford-upon-Avon DC was awarded Beacon Status for Digital Inclusion for their Community websites #pcw09 http://bit.ly/3Db79
  • 8. Talk About Local - creating community sites in over 150 places across England • UK online centres engage 3,000 people in their communities • Support to create local sites with free tools • LA’s can buy TAL sessions for target areas e.g. NI4 laggards • National roll out Q4 09 • william@talkaboutlocal.org