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 »
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
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.
Develop community transport in rural area using lift sharing and other available vehicles, particularly where there is a lack of established community transport. This is at a time when existing public transport is seriously threatened by the reduction in the bus operators fuel rebate and severe reductions in local authority bus subsidies. Fuel costs of cars are rising dramatically. So this is an opportune time to develop ...more »
To provide a supportive setting aimed at encouraging one-off environmental events to grow into ongoing programmes that build on previous activity and inspire future actions across several neighbourhoods.
Wandelwelt is a start-up organisation whose aim is to help communities develop a shared vision for the future of their neighbourhoods. Social problems exist in all communities but each community and neighbourhood is unique- a specific place with specific people facing their own challenges. Places, such as neighbourhoods are complex and often fragile systems, and as we know, one-size-fits all solutions don't work in these ...more »
Based on the ever-present and popular Scout Bob-a-Job idea, a centralised resource allowing community residents to record the odd jobs they require doing to come together with Youth organisations (Scouts, Guides, Youth Clubs, Army/Navy/Air Cadets) to fulfil and complete those odd jobs.
Recycling clothing, furniture, by giving out recycled goods for free. Reduce landfill, help those in need. Provide free work experience placements for young people empowering them to go and do likewise. Creating jobs, community cohesion. With free Internet cafe computer use.
Basically to create an online community website/magazine for the people that work and live in the SO45 area of Southampton. A project funded by 10 local sponsors who want to give something back to their local community. Local well known businesses who care about where they live and want to give something back. 100% non-profit project, all income from advertising or fund raising ventures immediately recycled into the ...more »