Running any website over a long period is at first a love affair that morphs into a long term relationship. There’s renewing your vows (replatforming from Typepad), having affairs (you’ve been spending too much time with Twitter), getting drunk and … [Read more...] about Keeping the love alive with your #hyperlocal website and #TAL13
Since the new rules from the Communities and Local Government secretary Eric Pickles came into force, people are starting to challenge their local councils and attempt to film public meetings. We're going to map them here - can you help us? … [Read more...] about Mapping the council filming wrangles
Hundreds of communities will be drawing up neighbourhood plans over the next year. This means local people and sometimes local bureaucrats working together on a document, usually a big multi-part document with tens of thousands of words. Handling a … [Read more...] about How to do a website for your neighbourhood plan – a quick, cheap, simple approach for discussion
Update at 11.30: There’s been more comment on this throughout the morning. The culture secretary Maria Miller is reported in this post on The Guardian to be saying the "one-man band or a single blogger" would not be affected by the legislation … [Read more...] about Will hyperlocals be hit by the post Leveson rules?
In what should be a big leap forward for local democracy and community web media UK central government is to decree in law that local government meetings must be open to local bloggers, tweeters, community web forums etc. I am not going to do the … [Read more...] about UK central government opens up local government to bloggers and local social media
If you are worried about losing your community site with the closure Community Website Builder service from BT & Recipero, don't panic, Talk About Local can help you. We can help you use free on-line platforms to maintain your community website … [Read more...] about Problems Moving BT Community Site From Recipero To BT Community Web Kit