In the last in this mini-series to celebrate some of the remarkable sites which www.talkaboutlocal.org has worked with over the past few years I take a look at the vibrant Kington Blackboard. Voter apathy in local elections is a well-known situation … [Read more...] about Shining a light on the democratic process in Kington
What can be done with boxes containing more than 45,000 photographs and 1,500 hours of sound recordings? In the railway town of Wolverton, archivists have been working with volunteers to open the boxes and painstakingly research and detail their … [Read more...] about Creating a living archive in Wolverton
In the third of this mini-series to showcase some of the remarkable websites and blogs we've had the pleasure to be involved with, I hear from The Cricklade Bugle. Contacting Peter of The Cricklade Bugle for our interview over Skype found him in … [Read more...] about Trumpeting the success of Cricklade
In the second of this series looking at some of the remarkable hyperlocal blog and websites Talk About Local has been involved with I visited a Walsall community which successfully celebrated a new identity for the area. When the Caldmore Village … [Read more...] about Creating a village in Caldmore
Welcome to 2012! Here at Talk About Local, the team is getting stuck into some exciting new projects for the New Year. But, before we start on all that, I’ve taken a look back at some of the success stories of hyperlocal websites and blogs we’ve … [Read more...] about Looking forward to the year ahead – and back at past success
Update, Jan 3: The W14 group has just reached a landmark 1,000 members. Congratulations Annette! When nearby boroughs of London were burning, the streets crowded with youngsters looting shops and rioting during the summer of 2010, the police … [Read more...] about The wonder of W14: 'Action not journalism'