Cold Higham Parish Council

Serving the people of Cold Higham, Grimscote, Fosters Booth (W) and Potcote

Communicating Within the Parish

Communicating within the Parish. The PC has been looking for efficient ways of keeping parishioners informed about very local information/activities. The recent spate of crime locally has propelled this to the fore. We are therefore trialling a scheme called Nextdoor. Each neighbourhood (e.g. CH Parish) creates a private Nextdoor website that is accessible only to the residents of that neighbourhood, and is password protected. Once someone joins they can find neighbours in the resident directory, view a neighbourhood map, ask for and give advice (e.g. a good babysitter), exchange local recommendations (e.g. a decent restaurant), and share information with each other (e.g. crime activity, village fete) etc. But only people within the defined neighbourhood will be allowed to join.

The PC will set up the CH Parish Nextdoor web site and arrange for invitations to CH Parish residents to be sent (usually by post card). Each address has to be verified to ensure that the scheme is truly local. Once enrolled, a member can optto be emailed new posts and comments as soon as they occur; receive everything in a daily digest; or turn off all emails and check the website for new content when convenient. Nextdoor can be used on a computer, tablet or smart phone. The scheme is completely free, and no personal data will be used or sold for marketing purposes.

For more information see https://help.Nextdoor.com/s/?language=en_GB. The PC hopes this will greatly improve the sense of community within the Parish.

Posted: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:45 by Site Editor

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