All posts in category Brighton

Networked Councillor: connecting with your councillor (or council) online

This morning I came into work with the intention of writing a blog post about Networked Councillor. The idea was to try to say something meaningful about the project for myself. You can learn more about what that’s all about here. Anyway, I couldn’t think of anything particularly meaningful that hadn’t been said by someone […]

Brighton’s first social media surgery

Last night I attended the first ever Brighton Social Media Surgery – a rather special if small event that marks an important landmark for a number of reasons. For one, it’s the start of an important phase of the We Live Here project which is aiming to usher in a new relationship between the public, […]

Adding to the Twitter map

I’ve realised that adding to the Twitter map for Brighton and Hove can be a bit of a pain, so I’m writing this quick post to explain to people an easy way to do it (which basically involves you telling me). If you tweet me (@andbwell) and include the hashtag #bhtwitmap, I can add stuff […]

Creating a Twitter map for Brighton and Hove

Quite by accident I appear to have started a Twitter map for Brighton and Hove. Hove, actually. (Sorry, this is an in joke, those of you don’t live here.) The map – which is currently useless, and will need other people’s help to get anywhere – is really just an attempt to straighten out who […]

Mapping deprivation in Brighton (a first, faltering attempt)

For a few reasons I decided to keep out of the way at CityCamp Brighton. But I was still keen to try to do something with a bit of my time. Paul Colbran and the folk at Brighton and Hove released some data around postcodes and deprivation at the beginning of the conference, so I […]

Gritting bins in Brighton

With all the cold weather I thought it might be useful to have a little look at the gritting information available for where I live. I’ve taken a PDF file on Brighton and Hove’s website and made it into a spreadsheet, which you can see here. I’ve also made the spreadsheet into a kind of […]