Local Issues Forums in the UK

By admin
Posted November 16, 2016

In 2005, working as a contractor for E-Democracy.org, I was responsible for helping establishing several online local issues forums in the UK, funded by the Local E-Democracy National Project. My responsibilities included:

  • Recruiting communities to participate.
  • Preparing training materials. I edited and wrote significant portions of the Local Issues Forum Guidebook (PDF).
  • Preparing training materials.
  • Promotion of local issues forums at conferences in the UK.
  • On-site training of volunteer forum managers.
  • Ongoing technical and organizational support for local issues forums.

I helped establish, train volunteers, and provide support for forums in:

    • Newham
    • Brighton and Hove
    • Bristol neighborhoods
      • Greater Bedminster
      • Brislington
    • Oxford neighborhoods
      • Headington and Marston
      • Central, South, and West
      • Cowley