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Posts Tagged ‘Blogging’

Glum councillors and potholes.


Pete Ashton has started Richard McKeever on something utterly brilliant. A blog dedicated to: doggedly collate images of councillors looking glum whilst pointing at holes in the road, wearing hard hats or presenting oversized cheques. Lets celebrate the work of our local elected representatives! Tweet suggestions to @glumcouncillors It uses a very simple free service […]

Neighbourhood blogging helps councils consult neighbourhoods.


When Seattle in the USA asked residents to fill out a survey about their neighbourhoods the results came back with something that doesn’t surprise me. The neighbourhoods that responded the best were the neighbourhoods with the most active hyperlocal blogs and websites. As Cory Bergman puts it: the top neighborhoods had something in common — […]

Life in Lozells > true stories from Lozells neighbourhood


That’s the tag line for the hyper-local blog (you know we love those) Life in Lozells. I recently caught up with one of it’s founders, Kate Foley, who was kind enough to answer a few of my questions. The basis for the blog was built upon the desire of the citizens in Lozells. Researched (by […]