About the site and the people who write it
Monday, 02 June 2008
portswood.info is a 'hyperlocal'
community site for Portswood, Highfield and nearby Southampton areas
Click here to read more about the area we call Portswood.
We strive to
pick up on stories of interest and relevance to Portswood people as
they happen; about the ups and downs of Portswood High Street, local politics, local history, major development, the live music scene, community events and more.
If it happens in Portswood, or affects Portswood people - we are interested!
The stories we publish are open to comment and discussion by our
readers. We encourage all our visitors to share their experiences and responses
to local events and issues.
We receive no outside funding. We are not associated with any political
party or council organisation and the small amount of income generated
by the site goes to offset our running costs.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you run a website or
blog, please consider linking to us. Links help more people
find us, and boost our rating on search engines such as Google. Big thanks to everyone who has already done this – it’s appreciated! Get in touch if we can reciprocate.
Share your stories:
Please get in touch with your Portswood news. Comment on a story we have published, or submit your own. No story too small! We cannot guarantee to follow up every one, but we can try!
Help with editorial:
Volunteer help is always needed with anything from editing submitted material to
monitoring planning applications, researching and
writing stories from scratch, reviewing events and more. If you can take and email digital pictures, so much the better. Drop us a line and tell us what interests you.
Display our leaflets:
Can you put our leaflets on display where Portswood people will see them? We can provide a leaflet holder.
Advertise on the site:
An ad on our site is an inexpensive and highly targeted way of reaching
Portswood customers, and helps us run the site. Even if you
have never advertised on the web before, why not get in touch and we
can explain the options? We can help with writing and artwork.
And if you see an ad on the site - please tell the advertiser you saw it. It really helps!
If any of this sounds like you, get in touch and tell us how you would like to get involved. All contributions are welcome.