talk about local and social housing providers


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Presentation to a range of social housing providers in the UK about how a hyperlocal website run by and for your residents can help make for a better community.

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  • Drug dealer living in caravan. Police would occasionally raid it but he kept drugs up tree in the park. Led to interesting behaviour by tree squirrels. Incident ended after many months when local criminals nearly killed him with baseball bat and left him for dead in the street. I faces a choice – move to the suburbs or get stuck in to solving local problems.
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  • talk about local and social housing providers

    1. 1. Social Landlords Group<br />Resident-led websites, letting you know what’s going on<br />21July 2010<br />William Perrin -<br />Talk About Local (West Midlands) Ltd<br /><br />William Perrin TAL<br />
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    3. 3. Abandoned cars and weekly arson<br />Bingfield Park, Rufford Street 2002<br />Gas cylinders often in cars for extra ooomph<br />Pics – Mark Bailey<br />
    4. 4. Stolen moped Grand Prixs c2002<br />Bingfield Park<br />Kings Cross<br />Most Saturdays when Arsenal at home<br />End with traditional moped bonfire<br />Pics – Mark Bailey<br />
    5. 5. The ‘Crackavan’<br />Rufford Street c2002<br />Pics – Mark Bailey<br />
    6. 6.<br />over 950 articles<br />Four volunteer writers – aged 40-65<br />Small number of authors<br />Campaigns, information, wildlife, events etc<br />Important part of wider regeneration – crime down, streets cleaner, public services more responsive<br /><br />
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    9. 9. The ‘Crackavan’<br />Rufford Street c2002<br />In front of my house<br />Pics – Mark Bailey<br />
    10. 10. Public Sector Information in action<br />Brand new street light broken for 163 days<br />Someone isn’t living up to contract<br />From snagging to failure<br />Can performance data help hold to account?<br />
    11. 11. 2007-2008 Took a lifetime to find basic relevant information on web<br />Street light repair – Islington average 26.5 days v 163 here<br />Lever for getting things done<br />Light gets fixed due to this and other factors<br />
    12. 12. ‘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.’<br />Digital Britain report<br />
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    14. 14. Traditional media leaders are coming around to the vision of local sites improving neighbourhoods and holding politicians to account:<br />Alan Rusbridger, Cudlipp Lecture:<br />‘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 – but it is a useful starting point to thinking about the value of journalism, in every sense of the word 'value'. And it is good to be forced to think at an even more basic level – about what journalism is and who can do it.’<br />
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    22. 22. <ul><li>Local eyes on the ground, publicly visible
    23. 23. Graphic and descriptive
    24. 24. Broadens scope from trad. voices
    25. 25. Puts C21st interface on C19th system
    26. 26. Residents can remain pseudonymous, combating fear
    27. 27. Discussion easily moderated
    28. 28. You can join in !
    29. 29. This is why we need to get people online</li></ul>We train trainers OR come to you to run a session<br />At the heart of Big Society<br />In discussion with Peabody Kings Cross (Martin O’Donnell) and Family Mosaic (Angus)<br />Would love to talk<br /><br />@willperrin<br />Talk About Local (West Midlands) Ltd<br /><br />