Our latest featured noticeboard comes from a familiar figure in the world of hyperlocal publishing Simon Perry. Best known for his work over many years in providing news and information to people on the Isle of Wight, his noticeboard www.Hyperlocal.n0tice.com finds a way to share some of that that experience.
He tells me more.
Firstly, can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about your interests……..
We’re big believers in the need for transparency at all levels, including local government. Online resources give us all an opportunity, like never before, of helping the public learn about who is making what decisions about they way they live their lives.
Oh … and I recently started a bee-keeping course
Why did you set it up and who is involved?
The idea was a quick and simple-to-use collection of nuggets of information of interest and relevance to other hyperlocals. Who’s posting? Currently just us, because we haven’t had the time to get anyone else on board yet. More than happy for people to get in touch if they’re interested in being involved.
Does the noticeboard covers certain geography?
We’re not fixed to a location, but we fix each posting to the location that is central to the story we’re covering.
What do hope to achieve with the noticeboard?
Hyperlocals are usually so fixed on their own areas and sites – because they take such a lot of effort to run – it’d be great if people found it useful as a bit of a touchstone to help us all looks beyond our own versions of local.
* Visit the hyperlocal noticeboard at www.hyperlocal.n0tice.com. If you’ve a story to share on this blog or would like to have your noticeboard featured here, please drop me an email email@example.com.