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Gorgie Dalry - Beyond The Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak!

Despite the outstanding way Gorgie Dalry residents coped during the recent outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease – The area’s image has been left severely damaged!Local residents, community groups, businesses and politicians are now coming together to share ideas and put into practice means whereby Gorgie Dalry can be promoted as a great place to live, work and visit!The GD is hosting afternoon and evening meetings to go over a number of proposals such as the production of a ‘digital leaflet’…See More
Jun 28
Pol Steele posted a blog post

Gorgie Dalry - Beyond The Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak!

Despite the outstanding way Gorgie Dalry residents coped during the recent outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease – The area’s image has been left severely damaged!Local residents, community groups, businesses and politicians are now coming together to share ideas and put into practice means whereby Gorgie Dalry can be promoted as a great place to live, work and visit!The GD is hosting afternoon and evening meetings to go over a number of proposals such as the production of a ‘digital leaflet’…See More
Jun 27
Pol Steele posted a blog post

A Great week for the old CV!

 A Great week for the old CV! New leaflet for local community cafe!  New branding/website for area's Gala!  Elected chair of local community centre!  ...And it's only Wednesday! :i) See More
Jan 26
Pol Steele replied to Emma Lees's discussion Nesta, hyperlocal and communities
"“There is talk among some hyperlocal community projects of forming a grassroots alliance to get to the table and so help shape the programme.” In other words… Those who have used their own initiative and innovation to set up and…"
Jan 26
Pol Steele replied to Emma Lees's discussion Nesta, hyperlocal and communities
"Hi Emma. Have been involved in community we development for ten years and having run community web portals for the last three years, I can't think of a single grassroots run community web project with 50K available to participate in the…"
Jan 25
Pol Steele posted blog posts
Jan 16
julian dobson left a comment for Pol Steele
"Hi Pol & welcome to Our Society! You can read a bit more about Our Society and what we hope to achieve by having a read of Our Purpose and our About Us page. As a quick way to get the ball rolling, why not…"
Jan 16
Pol Steele is now a member of Our Society
Jan 16

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Pol Steele
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The GD
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Interest in community web development

Pol Steele's Blog

Gorgie Dalry - Beyond The Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak!

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 14:39 0 Comments

Despite the outstanding way Gorgie Dalry residents coped during the recent outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease – The area’s image has been left severely damaged!

Local residents, community groups, businesses and politicians are now coming together to share ideas and put into practice means whereby Gorgie Dalry can be promoted as a great place to live, work and visit!

The GD is hosting afternoon and evening meetings to go…

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A Great week for the old CV!

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 0:30 0 Comments

 A Great week for the old CV! 

New leaflet for local community cafe! 
New branding/website for area's Gala! 
Elected chair of local community centre! 
...And it's only Wednesday! :i) 

The Case For Digital Education Workers

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 20:18 0 Comments

While a number of organisations have been developing groundbreaking programmes to enable older people to access and make best use of the web for many years now, recent governmental initiatives have greatly increased the number of new Internet users of all ages.

To date, digital inclusion strategies have largely focused on encouraging people to access the web. However, as more people get online it is becoming increasingly important that community organisations and social resources at…

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About Me (Pol Steele)

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 20:00 0 Comments

Originally from the west coast of Scotland I moved to Edinburgh in 1983 at the age of 19 to continue my chosen career as a community worker with the elderly.

A self-taught artist with a growing interest in the arts I was also keen to investigate the strange phenomenon I had heard of called the Edinburgh Festival.

I first became aware of the Internet during a prolonged period of ill health in the late 1990’s - which included several years during which I was almost totally…

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At 19:29 on January 16, 2012, julian dobson said…

Hi Pol & welcome to Our Society!

You can read a bit more about Our Society and what we hope to achieve by having a read of Our Purpose and our About Us page.

As a quick way to get the ball rolling, why not read our Getting Started info, and please take a moment to tell us a bit about yourself in the "Who are you?" thread. We really love to hear any ideas you have for how we can develop Our Society, which you can post on our uservoice page, as well as vote on ideas posted by others. It would also be really helpful if you could upload a profile picture - so much nicer to have a face to put to the name!

This network is constantly being developed so we'd very much appreciate any comments or suggestions that you have. I've set up a Feedback Forum for any ideas or problems that you encounter.

Thanks again for joining, please contact me if you have any problems, and do feel free to set up your own group or discussion - I'm happy to assist with either.

~ Julian

 
 
 

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