Nextdoor online networks roll out in Grangetown

6 September 2016

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 herebeing set up by Steve.

There are also groups starting for South Grangetown being set up by Ali and west/Bay area of Grangetown by Johngo 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.”

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