Category Archives: hyperlocal

A reply from the UK government to my request for road gritting open data

Andy Mabbett is not happy with the government’s delayed and inadequate response to his request for open data on gritting routes. Continue reading

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All your video are belong to us: open licence recordings of local government meetings

Andy Mabbett calls on local government bodies to open licence the videos of their meetings Continue reading

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Open Up Your Content – a piece written for Hyperlocal West Midlands

Andy Mabbett wrote about Open Content for the Hyperlocal West Midlands unconference. Continue reading

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The BBC, Regional News and Sport, and Hyperlocal Blogs

Andy Mabbett reports the BBC’s agreement to his request that they consider linking to news stories on hyperlocal blogs and invites expressions of interest from suitable English bloggers. Continue reading

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The Prime Minister, Social Media Surgeries and Me

Andy Mabbett is a recipient, with others, of the “Big Society Award”, for his work running Social Media Surgeries. Continue reading

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Politician pin ups – open-licensed pictures, please

Andy Mabbett calls on public bodies to provide open-licensed pictures of politicians and senior officers. Continue reading

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Lightning Talks Strike Twice

0000-0001-5882-6823I very much enjoyed attending Local Gov Camp North West last weekend. Although it was attended by fewer people than other unconferences I’ve been to (due to people crying off for fear the impending snowpocalypse would leave them stranded in … Continue reading

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Transport Scotland/ ScotRail refuse plaque marking Jordanhill Station as subject of one-millionth Wikipedia article

Andy Mabbett is disappointed by Transport Scotland’s response to his suggestion of a plaque to mark Jordanhill station as the subject of Wikipedia’s one-millionth article. Continue reading

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Dan Slee, me, HyperLocal Govcamp West Midlands, BrewCamp, and cake

Andy Mabbett is mentioned in a new blog post by Dan Slee, about HyperLocal Govcamp West Midlands, BrewCamp, and cake Continue reading

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Syndicating Customisable Hyperlocal Blog Content

Andy Mabbett proposes the syndication of customisable hyperlocal blog content, poses some questions, and invites comments on how this can practically be achieved. Continue reading

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