Provide an open source software platform on which local communities can easily build powerful hyperlocal websites. As well as providing community information, the sites will deliver information provided by Councils, Central Government and other bodies through the use of OS data,
How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?
Before you submit an idea please read the problems we identified Could your idea help solve any of these or other problems in your neighbourhoods?
Remember the best ideas can win a slice of £115,000 in funding.
The problems are grouped into 7 main themes:
Theme 1: Anti-community behaviour
Theme 2: Investing in the future of our youth
Theme 3: Cost of living
Theme 4: Loss of the High Street
Theme 5: Know your citizens, know your council
Theme 6: Sense of community
Theme 7: The council ‘business model’
The Challenge closed at 12 noon on 28 March 2012
Make accessible through Mobile Phone Apps and a Website, the historical routes that used to be critical to the community; Pilgrim and Drovers routes.
A smartphone app to help individuals gather evidence and submit reports of alleged hate crime to local police and local community support organisations.
To use OS Street View and OpenStreetMap data in an online web mapping application which allows people in the local community (elderly, busy families, young couples) to volunteer garden space (by tagging the location of the space to the online map) for growing fruit and vegetables for the community. The initiative could use well established groups such as brownies, scouts, youth centres for volunteers to grow and manage ...more »
The creation of a community enterprise, arts and events space in one of the larger disused buildings on the High Street to provide a Centre Of Gravity in the landscape which aims to encourage regeneration and bolster local entrepreneurial confidence.
Some areas have a strong culture of community organisation and involvement in various forms of social and community enterprise while others do not. I want to understand the mechanisms and structures that enable and encourage the development, spread and application of these ideas.
Custom made maps of distinct neighbouhoods for use in neighbourhood projects and as data on neighbourhood websites/portals
Most communities have events: fetes, fund raising, cake stalls, walks, sponsored runs/cycles... the list is endless.
Usually these events are known to the "locals" but visitors and even people in the next street or community may no nothing of these events.
My idea is to combine a web based diary with OS Maps so everyone can see what's on and where.
App reminder using GPS to remind you what bins are being recycled that week.
As local Councils become more particular in their recycling policies, this app empowers the home user to put the right bin bags out, also allowing the Council to update special info to the user over Bank Holidays and Christmas.
GLUE stands for GeoLocated United Enterprise. GLUE could also bring together and bind communities. GLUE will be a collection of local social networks, with mapping at its core. A crowdsourcing tool for kick-starting community projects. My plan is for a web-site and mobile application. Users could define and pinpoint on a map, a problem/project in their community that they need help or support with. A project might ...more »
Virtual bank of resources that pre-registered neighbors can access and post resources for free use or exchange
There are many cycle routes recommended by local councils in pamphlets in addition to those marked on OS maps, and many that people use that are not documented anywhere.