Talk About Local trained Bristol-based UK online centre trainer Don Jenkins, who helped a resident of the Bristol City Council maintained block of flats Kingsley House to create http://kingsleyhouse2010.wordpress.com.
The website campaigned for better maintenance of what residents felt was ‘the forgotten block’ and for some long-overdue landscaping work to the communal gardens. Images on the website gave a stark contrast, with artists’ impressions of what the communal gardens should look like and photos of the sorry, overgrown state the gardens were then in. Shortly after very publicly pushing Bristol City Council to take care of their communal gardens, work to restore them began:
Bristol City Council, may not have got it right at the beginning, but they have worked with us, and things are going really well.
Created with only basic web skills, this simple website was free to set up and easy to use and served its purpose well to support a single issue campaign, giving a public voice to an ignored problem.