I was greatly encouraged by the research published by Networked Neighbourhoods late last year. I’ve written about it here and referred to it in many presentations and surgery sessions I’ve had with councillors.
Their work showed how local, citizen-run websites bring social benefits to residents and the potential for co-production and public sector savings.
I am therefore very excited to be collaborating with Networked Neighbourhoods on a follow up exploration of how councils are making use of these local websites. We expect this research to add further insights of importance to members and officers as local government adjusts to new relationships with citizens.
Want to get involved?
If you are a councillor and would like to take part in the research you can do so here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NNmembers2011
If you are an officer and would like to take part in the research you can do so here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NNofficers2011
We are also collaborating with the Hansard Society and Networked Neighbourhoods to organise a free seminar in London on this subject on 19 October 2011. Please reserve the date: further details will be circulated shortly or to reserve a place please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.