We hear all too often the community spirit is fading away. With busy lifestyles and the convenience of technology, we’re becoming more insular and less prepared to talk to our neighbours.
However, a fast-growing social media website is helping to change that. Streetlife is the social network for local communities. After signing up with an email address and postcode, Streetlife users can post messages to an audience of local people – essentially making the site the online equivalent of chatting over the garden fence - providing an easier way to share news, views and information and enabling people with busy routines or reduced mobility to keep in touch with what’s happening in their area. Take a look below for Streetlife’s top 5 tips on how to re-connect with your local area:
1. Share your possessions – Streetlife’s an easy way to swap and share possessions between neighbours, from lawnmowers to baking supplies and everything in between!
2. Volunteer in your free time – if you’ve ever wanted to give a little back to your local community, Streetlife is the ideal way to find local project that’re looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand. A community scheme based in Wandsworth regularly use the site to do just that.
3. Meet your neighbours – Why not make the time to socialise with your neighbours a little? A trip out for coffee could see you all ending up as firm friends just like these ladies from Weston-super-Mare!
4. Organise a local event – Whether you’re involved in the local school’s summer fete or you want to organise a cycling group, Streetlife lets you reach local people who’re interested in hearing about what’s going on in their area. These cyclists from Essex used Streetlife to get together and haven’t looked back.
5. Share recommendations – From takeaways to plumbers and from hairdressers to builders, Streetlife is the ideal place to find and share recommendations for local services.
Streetlife is simple, relevant and free to use. More than 200,000 people nationwide are using the site to help them achieve fantastic things and to make real change on a local level – you can sign up at www.streetlife.com.
Need help getting started with Streetlife? Visit the site at http://support.streetlife.com/ to get in touch with their support team.