Neighbourhood online networks are being set up in three parts of Grangetown – aimed at putting residents in touch with people in their street and nearby.
The Nextdoor “private” online community is already a hit in America and has now come to the UK.
It is a way for residents and neighbours in local parts of Grangetown to:
- Share news, recommendations and tips
- Offers of help
- Trade/give away small items
- Alert streets to crime, lost pets or specific local issues.
It’s also a way of getting to know your neighbours!
There are three local Grangetown Nextdoors initially being set up by three members of Grangetown Community Action – Ali Abdi, Steve Duffy and John Fellows.
Postcards are also being sent out to some streets with details but residents can easily join up online.
It’s free to join – for people in North Grangetown, which includes Saltmead, the streets off Cornwall Street, Court Road, Clare Road and Taff Mead (north of Penarth Road) go to this link here – being set up by Steve.
There are also groups starting for South Grangetown being set up by Ali and west/Bay area of Grangetown by John– go here, when you register with your postcode, it will take you to the appropriate group.
Organiser Mark Gettleson said: “All members can invite their neighbours on board by email, Facebook or Whatsapp link – or by using our unique postcard system, where you just click on a house and a free postcard gets sent through their letterbox in a few days.
“This means all kinds of different people are included in the neighbourhood’s conversation.”