Friday, 20 January 2017

Could you spare a minute a week to improve our communities?

Are you using Facebook? ... are you a member of any groups? ... if you have answered YES to both these questions then let's try the 3rd... would you like to use your talents to improve our local SW Herts community?

Ok... if you are still reading... thank you! ... below are 4 Facebook Groups. Each of them has a specific function which is shown. If we can start to bring together our collective knowledge we can start to share all the good work going on in the community, engage more people and enable more to happen locally.

If you feel that you could help in any of the four groups then please do click the links and ask to join in... if you would like further information about what to post the Groups description will explain in more detail.

N.B. We are not trying to sell anything to any of these contacts... only help them do more of what they are already doing! 

Little Reddings, Bushey

1. Community Info (General)

If you know of local groups doing good things, and / or you are well connected locally then please do join this group as you can help these people no end.

This group is to post the names ONLY of local community groups who are doing great things in our community. Charities, social groups, community organisations, any group that is here to serve the community. Please do not enter events, or other notices... all we need is the name of the group.

What would be great is contact name, phone, email, website, facebook pages... anything that would make it easy to make contact them. We will be asking people if they would like to be added to our SW Herts Community monthly newsletter.

2. Business Info (General)

If you are a local business and often meet other local businesses then you can help them really quickly by joining this group. 

The Local Town Business Creative is all about developing and growing our local economy but in order to do that we need to know who the local businesses are. Collectively we know them all, so this group enables us to build up a list of people to talk too. 

What would be great is contact name, phone, email, website, facebook pages... anything that would make it easy to make contact them.. We will be asking people if they would like to be added to the SW Herts Business Creative monthly newsletter.

Watford Homeless Proejct

3. Improving our Community (innovation, community in action)

Do you know anyone doing great work in the community... just doing it... then join this group please!

There are some amazing people out there starting great community projects. Often these are initiatives by one person who just wants to do some good out there... not join a charity, not get involved with the voluntary sector (and all the rules) ... just come up with an idea... flesh it out... and DO IT!

One such example is Ruth Lee with the Watford Homeless Project. Very simple... but with support from the community communications hub, +Reason Coffee Shop & Bookstore and +Link4Growth it now has it's own mini website! (Free)

What would be great is contact name, phone, email, website, facebook pages... anything that would make it easy to make contact them.. They will of course be invited to go on the newsletter for the community, but more than that, feature in it... and if they haven't got a website then we'll be talking to them about one of those possibly for free too!

4. SW Herts Business Creatives

It is an interesting time to be in business. It's probably now easier than ever to start a business, but more complex than ever to run one. None of us can do everything so more than ever running our business is a team effort!

None of us know everything either. There is a way to make every type of business a success somehow... so if you are struggling it is probably because you haven't discovered the solution as yet and you have had only the one brain 'on the job'. What if you had 10, 20 or 50 brains coming up with 'out of the box' ideas that might just get things moving.

This is the purpose of the SW Herts Business Creatives, to improve ourselves, our businesses and the local economy. If you think this appeals... JOIN THIS GROUP... but remember... this ISN'T SELLING, NO PROMOTIONS... it's about THINKING!