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Newsome Grapevine introduction for groups


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How residents and community groups in the Newsome Ward are using new technologies to share information.

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Newsome Grapevine introduction for groups

  1. 1. How residents and community groups in Newsome are using new technologies to share information…<br />
  2. 2. ‘Local organisations’ directory<br />
  3. 3. Many community groups in the Newsome Ward are listed in the Kirklees ‘Local organisations’ directory. You can use it to find out what’s going on in Newsome. If you’re a member of a local group, you can add details about what you do, how people can contact you, and any events that you’re holding. You can reach lots of people by doing this, because the directory appears in lots of different formats (with more to come).<br />
  4. 4. Newsome groups are listed online at:<br /><br />
  5. 5. Details of Newsome groups also appear <br />on the INtouchkirklees digital TV site.<br />
  6. 6. Newsome events are listed online at:<br /><br />
  7. 7. Newsome events from the directory also appear on INtouchkirklees digital TV.<br />
  8. 8. Growing Newsome<br />
  9. 9. Growing Newsome is a local food growing project for anyone in the Newsome Ward who wants to grow their own food. Growing Newsome have a web site and an email list which they use to share information about food growing. This includes local projects and activities that people can get involved in. The web site was created using free tools.<br />
  10. 10. The Growing Newsome blog includes local projects, activities and growing tips.<br />
  11. 11. Growing Newsome upload their photos <br />to Flickr, a photo-sharing web site<br />
  12. 12. ThumbprintShare local information by text message<br />
  13. 13. Thumbprint is for anyone with a mobile phone to share local information by text message. Everyone has local knowledge to share, and Thumbprint works on all mobile phones, with no need for a computer or registration, so people can take part straight away, wherever they are, just by sending a text message. The messages also appear online<br />
  14. 14. Newsome residents are using Thumbprint to let people know about what’s going on in the area. Newsome Ward Community Forum have a text message mailing list via Thumbprint.<br />
  15. 15. Newsome Ward Timebanking<br />
  16. 16. Timebanking is a way for people to come together and help each other. Newsome Ward Timebanking helps residents to support each other by sharing their skills. Newsome Ward Timebanking have a web site which they use to share news and members’ stories. They have also helped to make information about Timebanking available to digital TV<br />
  17. 17. The Newsome Ward Timebanking web site shows how Timebanking members are contributing to community projects in the Newsome area.<br />
  18. 18. Newsome Ward Timebanking are also featured on the INtouch digital TV site.<br />
  19. 19. Friends of Longley Woods<br />
  20. 20. Friends of Longley Woods are a voluntary group who take care of Longley Woods. They have a web site that provides information about the woods, meetings, news items and photographs taken at different times of the year.<br />
  21. 21. Views of the woods in Spring on the Friends of Longley Woods web site.<br />
  22. 22. The Reading Circle<br />
  23. 23. The Reading Circle are a ‘virtual’ reading and creative writing group. Each month they publish book reviews, poems and other creative writing by Newsome residents and other members across Kirklees. People participate via the web, by email, through the post or by visiting the Reading Circle pages on digital<br />
  24. 24. The Reading Circle pages on the web.<br />
  25. 25. The Reading Circle pages on digital TV.<br />
  26. 26. Ward councillors<br />
  27. 27. Newsome Ward councillors have a Facebook page called ‘Newsome Green Party’.Councillor Andrew Cooper writes a blog called ‘Greening Kirklees’ and he also uses Twitter. http://greeningkirklees.blogspot.com<br />
  28. 28. The Greening Kirklees blog.<br />
  29. 29. Andrew Cooper’s Twitter page.<br />
  30. 30. The Newsome Mills campaign<br />
  31. 31. Newsome Mill was founded by John Taylor in 1827 and was a working woollen textile mill right up until 1983. Residents are campaigning for the Grade II listed buildings to be protected, and for them to be brought back into use. The campaign now has a blog to keep Newsome residents informed about what’s going on. <br />
  32. 32. The Newsome Mills campaign blog.<br />
  33. 33. Photos of Newsome Mill on the <br />photo-sharing web site Flickr.<br />
  34. 34. Want to get involved?<br />