Monday, April 11, 2011

South East Central

South East Central is a new forum set up by the people behind Brockley Central.

The busy comments threads at Brockley Central have functioned as a quasi-forum for some time, but unlike a blog where people can only reply to posts initiated by the bloggers, anybody can start a thread. Also Brockley Central mainly covers Brockley as you might expect, but the new site covers a broader geographical area. It has sub-fora for Ladywell, New Cross, Deptford and Lewisham, none of which to my knowledge have a lively online forum at the moment (with the partial exception of the Telegraph Hill forum).

Local forums like this can be addictive and endless arguments about kids in cafes, dog walking and parking can sometimes leave you with that 'in my life why do I give valuable time, to people who don't care if I live or die' feeling. But they can also be a good way of finding out what's going on in your area and talking about it. If you look at sites like London SE1, Nunhead Forum, East Dulwich Forum or Sydenham Town Forum, you can see the potential - nothing much happens in these areas without it being flagged up.

It's early days for South East Central - the site was only launched last week - but it already has 150 members. So go along and spread some news.

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