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1 Welcome to Support Your Community

2 Who Are AboutMyArea ? AboutMyArea is one of the fastest growing online social community businesses in the UK with over 200 community websites being operated by community members

3 What Do AboutMyArea Do? AboutMyArea embraces the need for the rekindling of community spirit to help communities rediscover themselves and start to work like communities again

4 What is It? It’s like a local newspaper but on line and contains all the sort of interesting stuff that local press used to run…. Community News, What’s On, Events, Charity Information, Schools, Reviews and much, much more….

5 AboutMyArea is becoming well recognised.

6 Why The Community? AboutMyArea provides a unique window to the community on a postcode basis No other local news business can provide so much community content, news and opportunity online or offline AboutMyArea recreates the community sense of togetherness and support of years gone by for the modern world

7 Our Aim Is to raise awareness for local community groups and organisations Encourage pride and involvement within the community Support our local community needs by supporting local events Raise money for local organisations, charities and schools

8 In return for our help Organisations help promote the AboutMyArea website by encouraging all their members to use our site as the one stop community shop They agree to give out leaflets to all their members and at all their events They help promote the site through their network of friends, colleagues and acquaintances. By promoting the site you are helping to promote yourself. We look for opportunities to help support you through advertising or involving other areas of the community and businesses. We all work together to gain as much exposure for AboutMyArea within each postcode

9 Here’s just one example of how we get involved locally supporting Children in Need. We took a simple idea and got the whole community involved We even got to meet Terry Wogan!!

10 So Who Am I? My name is Syd Graham and I am the AboutMyArea site editor for the DH1 area I am now one of a national network of site operators who are committed to their community, the people & businesses in it My role is to help rekindle the community spirit in my area for all our benefit through AboutMyArea/DH1 I hope you will join me in promoting your organisation in unique ways on this unique site. I am an active member of the AboutMyArea forum which keeps me up-to-date with what is happening nationwide. It also allows me to request future changes to the site. I create most of the content within the community areas including stories, tips, photo’s.

11 What Does AboutMyArea/DH1 Offer? Local News, Features and Reviews, up to date stories, social and local issues, events and what’s on, classifieds, property, motors, buy sell and swap, local videos, a local and national business directory and much, much more AboutMyArea is an ever changing product specifically for your local area

12 How Does The Community Benefit? A genuinely local one stop source of information backed up with national search facilities and national coverage Not only benefits the local community but anyone looking to join or visit the local community

13 CONTACT DETAILS Please call Syd Graham on: 01740 656 673 / 07857 905 496 or email


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