Archive for June 2010

Content idea: introduce your Safer Neighbourhood Team to the community | Talk About Local

June 23, 2010

From Talk About Local:

Why not introduce your local Bobbies on the beat to your readers with a short post about them, much like Newcastle Rocks have done in this simple post, which includes details of the Newcastle PSNI station, Who’s Who and statistics on How They’re Doing.

You can read the original post via this link: Content idea: introduce your Safer Neighbourhood Team to the community | Talk About Local.

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Balsall Heath and the Big Society | Birmingham

June 15, 2010

This video by Demos tells the story of how people in the Balsall Heath are doing work which fits with the government’s Big Society idea.

Nowrah the main woman in the film is one of the people helping Podnosh (the Birmingham-based blog that flagged up this clip) run the Balsall Heath Social Media Surgery.

You can view the original post via the following link: Balsall Heath and the Big Society | Podnosh.

Boris buys us a Bois de Dalston

June 9, 2010

The low key launch of east London’s answer to Paris’s Bois de Boulogne was covered by Loving Dalston this week.

The blog reports that the fast-growing wood of birches and other native plants was funded by the London Development Agency.

You can read the original article via this link: Loving Dalston: BORIS BUYS US A BOIS DE DALSTON.

North London vs South London knife crime | south London

June 3, 2010

A hyperlocal blog has questioned why Vauxhall was selected to test out the London mayor’s knife arches for schools.

Lurking about SE11 has done an analysis on the 2006 and 2007 figures for knife crime, to try to determine whether it’s worse in South London than in North.  The results are quite surprising.

North London vs South London knife crime. Not all young people in South London are bad Boris | Lurking about SE11

Orchard project seeks volunteers | Cardiff

June 2, 2010

A project is seeking volunteers to help them map fruit trees across Cardiff in preparation for an autumn harvesting and jam making event.

The Guardian’s Cardiff blog reports that the The Orchard Cardiff project are seeking hopes to harvest and use the city’s unwanted fruit, in a bid to raise the profile of local produce.

You can read the original story via this link:  Orchard project seeks volunteers | Cardiff: guardian.co.uk.