As I do more and more stuff in my community, and more and more online I wanted a place I could dump my thoughts and observations about things there that was separate to my blog where I dump random photos and thoughts about parenting and life.

I hope to write about both real world and digital activities, we’ll see how long it lasts. I live in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton and things I’m currently involved with are:

Co-founded and run the Wednesfield Hyperlocal blog Wv11.co.uk

Board member for the Local Neighbourhood Partnership (LNP) where at this moment in time I am also sit on a community arts panel for a central arts project and an “events” committe – to help organise things like the Christmas lights switch on events.

Regularly attend both the Wednesfield North and Wednesfield South PACT meetings where I live tweet for WV11.co.uk and input as a resident

I’m a panel member for the Wednesfield South Community First Funding Panel, with the Community Development Fund (where I also help keep the website up to date – and help support our neighbours the Fallings Park and Low Hill Panels with their websites)

Member of the parents panel for my son’s school

Set up the first and continue to be involved with the Wolverhampton Social Media Surgery.

And finally this year I am committee member (and secretary/note taker) for the Ashmore Park Community Together group –  a group of community member who have come together to organise a fun day to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

I think that’s it unless you count me helping to teach my crazy but lovely neighbours how to use their computers!

  • Screw the naysayers - I've just been moved to tears by the music for tomorrows flash mob! Merry Merry Merry Christmas. 2 years ago
  • @loubylou60 Thanks Karen - I was just having a rant, over it now & looking forward to the event tomorrow :D 2 years ago
  • Sometimes I seriously wonder why we bother! 2 years ago
  • Community volunteers raise £5k - get extra christmas lights, live performances and a living tree for next year - and still someone complains 2 years ago
  • @coopukfood Except the sign above the door reads Griffith Drive - (No S on Griffiths) you may want to fix that. 2 years ago

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