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5 top tips to feel part of your local community

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:13 -- Victoria Lawson
We hear all too often the community spirit is fading away. With busy lifestyles and the convenience of technology, we’re becoming more insular and less prepared to talk to our neighbours. 
However, a fast-growing social media website is helping to change that. Streetlife is the social network for local communities. After signing up with an email address and postcode, Streetlife users can post messages to an audience of local people – essentially making the site the online equivalent of chatting over the garden fence - providing an easier way to share news, views and information and enabling people with busy routines or reduced mobility to keep in touch with what’s happening in their area. Take a look below for Streetlife’s top 5 tips on how to re-connect with your local area:
1. Share your possessions – Streetlife’s an easy way to swap and share possessions between neighbours, from lawnmowers to baking supplies and everything in between!
2. Volunteer in your free time – if you’ve ever wanted to give a little back to your local community, Streetlife is the ideal way to find local project that’re looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand. A community scheme based in Wandsworth regularly use the site to do just that. 
3. Meet your neighbours – Why not make the time to socialise with your neighbours a little? A trip out for coffee could see you all ending up as firm friends just like these ladies from Weston-super-Mare!
4. Organise a local event – Whether you’re involved in the local school’s summer fete or you want to organise a cycling group, Streetlife lets you reach local people who’re interested in hearing about what’s going on in their area. These cyclists from Essex used Streetlife to get together and haven’t looked back. 
5. Share recommendations – From takeaways to plumbers and from hairdressers to builders, Streetlife is the ideal place to find and share recommendations for local services. 
Streetlife is simple, relevant and free to use. More than 200,000 people nationwide are using the site to help them achieve fantastic things and to make real change on a local level – you can sign up at
Need help getting started with Streetlife? Visit the site at to get in touch with their support team.


Victoria Lawson Hi Sandra, This page is just a news article about - not the actual site itself. If you head over to and sign up there, that's where you'll be able to see your local area.
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 09:17
sandracarter Just started and wonder how many other people locally have joined. Is there a local knit and natter group?
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 17:33
samanthataylor Hi Don, I think the best thing to do to get your new email address registered to your Street Life account would be to contact their support team.  Here is a link to their FAQs and I believe there's also some contact details to get in touch with them as well.  
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 11:27
don m Hi. I have changed my email address. Why do I have to re-register to Street life. I want my old streetlife settings back where all my friends are.
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 11:22
Victoria Lawson Hi Bella, are you looking to talk to people on Community How To or on Streetlife? If you want to share tools or stories about what you've done on this website then you can go to to add your own stories. If you want to get started on Streetlife then sign up at and you'll be taken through how to use the site there.
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 12:00
bella 63 can any one help me how to find the way to talk to people I am new to this please help.thank you
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:39
Victoria Lawson Probably the best way to see if your neighbours are there is to join up and have a look at your postcode. I think it's manly focussed in London and SouthEast at the moment but it's growing throughout other regions quickly.
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 14:19
Victoria Lawson Do let us know how you get on and if you've got any top tips, feel free to share them here.
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:03
sandieredman Just started and wondered how many of my neighbours belong

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 09:45