Featured noticeboard: FormbyPosted: December 13, 2011
In the second of our regular series of features finding out more about our noticeboard owners, we talk to Sean Brady, a hyperlocal publisher who has created formby.n0tice.com .
He tells us more about the attractions of his area and left us thinking he’s possibly our first ‘net weaver’.
First we asked Sean to introduce himself………..
I’m a retired HE lecturer in Education Studies. I became involved in TV production as a student and spent the rest of my life teaching students to use all of the ‘New Media’ from chalkboards to computers.
I became involved in several EU funded Teacher Education projects with Universities across Europe. I have been involved with politics since the mid 1970′s with Labour and the Greens. I’ve been a parliamentary candidate on several occasions, the Bootle By-Election in 1991 saw the end of the SDP. I’ve recently retired from Formby Parish Councillor where I served as an Independent from 2003.
Why did you set it up the noticeboard and who is involved?
As a committed local blogger I responded to the invitation to try it out. I’m a individual blogger and I used the site to engage with the local electorate when I was a Councillor. I have continued to blog as an active resident in Formby. I have invited several significant others in the Community to join in the formby.n0tice.com development process. The blog is formbyfirst.org.uk
Tell us the three best things about Formby
Formby is a coastal dormitory town north of Liverpool. There are 9500+ dwellings and around 25000+ residents. The town is bordered by the sea to the west and agricultural land on each of the other compass points. It has a very clear sense of place because of it’s geography. The centre is known as the village by the residents.
The best things about Formby are the sea, sand dunes and pinewoods; red squirrels in the pinewoods run by the National Trust; and the quality and variety of housing. Formby is the home to many local football celebrities
What do hope to achieve with the noticeboard?
To provide a service to my local community and to integrate it effectively into my blog and vice versa. I could go on about trying to support and build social capital and ‘net weaving’ but I won’t….
Want to see your noticeboard featured here? Drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.