Eevry month I meet up with local residents through a resident network that we started about a year ago. The Hands on Handsworth Resident Network gives local resident led groups a chance to get together to talk about the neighbourhood and how we can all work together.
To help raise the profile of these great groups and highlight the work they are doing in the neighbourhood the network decided that they would like some social media surgeries. I applied for some funding for the group from Urban Living which has allowed us to run a number of social media surgeries.
So far we have had three surgeries and are here again today at King Edward’s Grammer School in Handsworth for the last of social media surgeries run by Nick Booth from Podnosh.
Over the last few weeks many of the existing residents groups have come along and had a go at blogging and using social media tools like the Hands on Handsworth Blog. It has been great for some of the residents who have never even turned a computer on so it has been an interesting journey.
So far here are the sites that have been created:
- Grove Residents Association
- Wilkes Green Residents Association
- Rosehill Residents Association
- Women’s Help Centre
I really wish them luck with these blogs and encourage them to blog as much as they can about Handsworth…the more we all blog about it the more we raise the profile and allow the rest of the world to see the wonderful spirit of people in Handsworth.
Please have a look at their sites and leave a comment in support!