Neighbours in Shepherds Bush are using new social platform Nextdoor to get connected online for the first time.
Nextdoor has just launched in the UK. And the free, private network is already proving popular – with more than 200 neighbours in Wendell Park quickly signing up with Nextdoor.
“It’s great to see neighbours in Wendell Park connecting on Nextdoor,” said Cllr Sue Fennimore, H&F Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion. “It’s a fantastic way to get people talking and create a bond in your neighbourhood.
“We will also be using it to keep local residents up-to-date with things that are happening in the borough – as well as keeping you better informed about what we’re doing and the services we provide.”
Other neighbourhoods have also signed up, with locals in Parsons Green, Ravenscourt Park, Brook Green, College Park and Fulham High Street creating their own Nextdoor groups.
Breaking the ice
The app – which was developed as a start-up firm in Silicon Valley with funding from early Facebook investors – allows neighbours to plan local events, discuss safety issues, post things for sale and much more.
Whether that’s looking for a plumber, finding a lost dog or exchanging the latest hot restaurant tip, the app is a great way to get to know your neighbours and your neighbourhood better.
Nextdoor is used by more than 112,000 neighbourhoods in the United States. While more than 1,600 government agencies use the service to communicate directly with local communities.
To download the app and get started visit: www.nextdoor.co.uk.
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