We have nearly 40% of the households in Wing as members of Nextdoor Wing, a social media site that is just limited to the residents of Wing, (Lyndon and Pilton) unlike ALL the other sites where anyone in the world can see what you are talking about. It is strictly LOCAL and you can’t join unless you are invited by someone in Wing. The address is checked by Nextdoor.co.uk AND is verified by me, John Oakley.
It is for purely local use and your ID will not be available outside the village and the only advertising allowed is by people in the village to people in the village. It has a website wingoakham.co.uk but all messages can also be sent to you by email.
You can broadcast a message to everyone in the village or – and this is the most popular use – use it as a private message system, neighbour-to-neighbour with no danger of inadvertently sending the message out of the village.
This is a map of those households that are signed up. If there is a green dot then they have someone in the household signed up, if the whole plot is green the everyone registered in the house is signed up, if the green dot is not on a plot then the person has chosen to just broadcast the street name.
If there is a yellow dot they have been invited to join but declined the offer.
In the 6 weeks it has been up we have found rounded up 3 baby-sitters, 2 cats, 1 football, found transport for someone when the bus missed the village (again), recruited some elves for Santa and solicited some photos of Santa’s visit. I can’t see who are what the private messages are or who they are to/from but I can see the count of messages and there are over 50 a week, probably gossip!
If you are not yet a user try it, you’ll like it!
There is an iPhone and an Android app as well.