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Neighbourhood watch
« on: September 21, 2011, 09:56:06 am »
Morning,

I am one of the local Neighourhood watch coordinators and we have receintly gone to paperless distribution via the OWL system.

We will also have an electronic Neighbourhood watch newsletter.  Personally I think the system is very old fashioned and could reach a much wider audience if marketed better and if it used resourses better.  I am wondering if it would be possible for the Brookmans website to have a dedicated page for Neighbourhood watch that I can update will owl messages for teh area, uplload pdfs of the news letter and include local police numbers / neighbourhood watch numbers etc.  Maybe it could link from a clickable Neighbourhood watch sign banner on teh front page of the site?

I would be happy to update it / maintain it and the police have said, "the more methods of distribution the better".

What is the general views on this?

Thanks all,
Aidan
 

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Re: Neighbourhood watch
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 10:16:46 am »
Sounds like an excellent idea.

This is what a community website should be all about.
 

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Re: Neighbourhood watch
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 10:35:49 am »
Excellent idea.
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Re: Neighbourhood watch
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 11:48:00 am »
Agreed
 

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Re: Neighbourhood watch
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 07:28:15 pm »
Yes
 

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Re: Neighbourhood watch
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 07:32:07 pm »
Super...

...how do I do it?   :)

Have some ideas, a nice clickable logo link from the front page of the site, with a page that has an introduction, useful umbers and a section where pdfs of newsletters can be downloaded.  I can then have an OWL message section where I can upload each appropriate OWL message as it arrives in my inbox and possibly an archive of old messages.

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Re: Neighbourhood watch
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 09:25:52 am »
How about just using the existing forum with a new section ?

Have posts of the contact details and the like as 'stickies' so they stay at the top and just post each newsletter as normal, possibly having the thread locked so it can't be added to by anyone except you or an admin. As time goes by the archive will just grow and be viewable just like any other thread. Not sure whether the site search will cope with PDF files.

I'm sure a link could be put on the front page to this section of the forum.

Very easy to implement and maintain with nothing new to learn, code or go wrong  :icon_jokercolor:
 

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Re: Neighbourhood watch
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011, 09:29:54 am »
How about just using the existing forum with a new section ?

Have posts of the contact details and the like as 'stickies' so they stay at the top and just post each newsletter as normal, possibly having the thread locked so it can't be added to by anyone except you or an admin. As time goes by the archive will just grow and be viewable just like any other thread. Not sure whether the site search will cope with PDF files.

I'm sure a link could be put on the front page to this section of the forum.

Very easy to implement and maintain with nothing new to learn, code or go wrong  :icon_jokercolor:

We already have a Neighbourhood Watch section of the forum.

http://www.brookmans.com/forum/index.php/board,20.0.html

I would use that. Just make sure you headline each new post with the date of the newsletter so that each can be a discussion thread of its own with the pdf etc attached. And you can copy and paste as much as you like.

Aidan, I will make you an admin of that section, and I have just moved the topic over.

David
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