Archive for March 2010

What local bloggers are saying about regeneration

March 29, 2010

Here’s a round up of regeneration news from over the weekend by local bloggers. Follow the links for the original stories.

Labour’s manifesto for Lambeth dissected – you have to get to the penultimate page before any mention of the much heralded cooperative government plan:

Word Up | onionbagblog

Row over BBC programme on regeneration in Cardiff:

Week In Week Out: ‘My comments were cut’ | Cardiff : Guardian Local

In praise of the Hunslet Club:

Hunslet Club’s community success story | Leeds : Guardian Local


Community surgery: how to tackle the problems that could kill your blog | Talk About Local

March 29, 2010

Some great advice from TAL’s Clare White on how local bloggers can tackle common problems affecting their work.

Community surgery: how to tackle the problems that could kill your blog | Talk About Local.

City to invest in new enterprise culture | Stoke-on-Trent

March 23, 2010

Regeneration leaders in North Staffordshire are to invest more than £0.5m to develop an enterprise culture in the area.

Money from the Working Neighbourhoods Fund will pay for expansion of the city’s locally-based enterprise coach team as well as grants for new businesses.

The aim is to encourage anyone with a moneyspinning idea to take the plunge and give them the best chance of succeeding.

You can find the original article via this link City To Invest In New Enterprise Culture | Pits n Pots.

Visual presentations of neighbourhood data |

March 23, 2010

Notforprofit blog has launched a contest  to design an infographic (essentially a graphic illustrating some interesting statistics or information) about neighbourhoods.

The winner will be announced next week and readers can share their opinions on each entry in the comments section or via Twitter.

Thanks to @joshhalliday of SR2 blog for the tip off.

You can read the original post via this link: Design an Infographic About Neighborhoods: Submissions | GOOD

Do we want a two-tier public realm? | Leith

March 22, 2010

Leith locals are being urged to lobby councillors to ensure a new public realm policy covers areas outside Edinburgh City Centre.

Greener Leith claims that a focus on the city centre alone would reinforce the view held by many Leith residents that they live in a two tier city.

You can view the original post via Do we want a two-tier public realm? | Greener Leith.

Cafés double up as newsrooms for hyperlocal journalists

March 22, 2010

A Czech Republic based news service is operating a chain of newscafés, which serve as newsrooms for its journalists reporting on highly targeted local news.

You can read the original article via Cafés Double Up As Newsrooms For Hyperlocal Journalists | PSFK.

Discover Saddleworth’s hidden treasures | Saddleworth

March 18, 2010

Saddleworth News has a fun way to see your area with a fresh eye. Using hand-held GPS/Sat Nav units or even a smartphone, you can search for hidden treasures in rural and urban locations.

These treasures or ‘caches’ range from tiny containers the size of your thumbnail to the size of a bucket – but be warned some are very hard to find. Saddleworth News has provided a helpful map of geocaches in the area showing the vast numbers of geocaches out there:

Map of caches in the Saddleworth Area (via Saddleworth News)

You can view the original post here: Discover Saddleworth’s Hidden Treasures | Saddleworth News