Crowdsourcing Big Society in South Holland

I’ve written a couple of times about the WordPress based ideas crowdsourcing tool we’ve been working on at Kind of Digital, which is called CiviCrowd. We’re delighted that it’s now being used out in the open by South Holland District Council, to find the ideas people have to improve their local community.

Ideas are entered by users using a simple online form, moderated, and then when published others can comment on them, rate them and share them on their own networks.

Part of the driver for this project is that all councillors in South Holland now have a designated ward budget to spend on local projects. This site is seen as being a key way of getting people to share those ideas in a simple and straightforward way.

There are already a bunch of ideas on the site, and that’s before it has been promoted in the Council newsletter and the local paper – that should be happening in the next couple of weeks.

If there’s anyone else out there that could use a site like this – you know where I am!

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Dave Briggs

I'm Head of Digital and Design at Adur and Worthing Councils.

4 thoughts on “Crowdsourcing Big Society in South Holland”

      1. Rather disingenous. Surely there’s at least some choice plugins going on in there? wp-postratings and sociable for starters – anything custom?

      2. Yeah, sorry about that. Nothing custom bar the theme – itself a child theme of the default WP one. Main thing behind the scenes is Gravity Forms.

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