Archive for September 2010

Hyperlocal Olympics | Talk About Local

September 24, 2010

Talk About Local (TAL) this week blogged about how the London 2012 Olympic Games should be the first hyperlocal games.

TAL, which is aimed at local bloggers, points out that hyperlocals recently covered the G20 and the papal visit and suggests that they should be given the opportunity to report on the Olympics in a hyperlocal way.

The blog adds that if bloggers were sitting alongside the big broadcasters and publishers in the press centre, then they could syndicate their content to the wider hyperlocal community.

You can read the original post via this link: Hyperlocal Olympics | Talk About Local.


Blending the aspirational with the practical | Brockley

September 24, 2010

South London blog Brockley Central has blogged before and after pictures of a regeneration project in Tower Hamlets to show what can be achieved in their area.

The photos of the project, which a Brockley resident played a leading role in, were  uploaded to highlight similar potential in the Brockley Road and Lewisham Way area of the south London suburb.

Brockley Central points out that our streets make a major contribution to our prosperity and quality of life, yet too often we accept the ‘crappy status quo’ as though any other reality is impossible.

You can view the original post via this link: Triumph of imagination 2: High Street 2012 | Brockley Central.

Clegg to visit city to launch council enterprise deal (via )

September 2, 2010

Hyperlocal coverage of Local Enterprise Partnerships.

Clegg to visit city to launch council enterprise deal Deputy Prime Minister and Hallam MP Nick Clegg is to visit Sheffield tomorrow to help launch a new scheme intended to bring the council and local businesses together. Mr Clegg will visit the Town Hall to help launch the new Sheffield Local Enterprise Partnership, introduced at last night's meeting of the full council. The LEP is intended as a repla … Read More


Hilsea Lido Group Prepare for Takeover This Week | Portsmouth

September 1, 2010

A development trust is to become permanent resident of the Hilsea Lido after signing a 99-year lease on the pool, a blog in Portsmouth is reporting.

After three years of negotiating with Portsmouth Council, the Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust took over the management of the main pool and Blue Lagoon in June 2010.

After completing a three month probationary period, the trust becomes the new owners of the site on 3rd September 2010.

You can read the original post via this link:

Hilsea Lido Group Prepare for Takeover This Week | Portsmouth Home: Welcome to Portsmouth!

Trailblazing Leeds social enterprise closes due to lack of support | Leeds

September 1, 2010

A  social enterprise which provided an inner city community with its only source of fresh food has closed, according to the Guardian’s Leeds blog.

Holbeck Foods’  launched its first shop in December last year amid a blaze of publicity after winning a  city-wide entrepreneurship contest.

But a lack of community support and volunteers has forced Holbeck Foods to close its doors.

You can view the original article via this link: Trailblazing Leeds social enterprise closes due to lack of support | Leeds @

A walk around Folkestone’s Creative Quarter (via Social seaside)

September 1, 2010

A great slideshow from James’ Kennell’s blog investigating the social impact of regeneration in seaside towns.

A slideshow of pictures, taken without any attempt to focus on particular uses of the space in the Creative Quarter in Folkestone, but solely to record the space as it would present itself to a visitor and to map the boundaries of the development. … Read More

via Social seaside