What's On South Brum Year 2 - your views on making it better and bigger...

Closed 14 Nov 2014

Opened 20 Oct 2014

Feedback updated 25 Nov 2014

We asked

What people think of What's On South Brum? What people use and don't use? What people would like to keep and what they would like to change? What ideas and contributions people might have to develop and sustain What's On South Brum?

You said

That What's On South Brum is a great idea and providing a valuable source of information; That people would like to keep it and start to develop a wider, more collaborative approach, as well as provide some more regular administrative help to it; That in general the design, layout and content of the website and social media is either good or excellent; That people want to be kept informed of further consultation, changes, updates etc. to What's On South Brum and a number of people would like to actively take part in the planning and decision making.

We did

A number of activities have now been initiated, some of which will take several months. So far the website has been completely refreshed to make it easier for different users to interact with it, also the information for practitioners and professionals has been completely re-jigged and updated. The next steps are to establish a multi-agency/multi-user steering group to shape who is involved in administrating What's On South Brum, as well as how. Also what partnerships could be made with other, similar platforms and to help local projects, clubs etc. develop their own presence on the web and social media.

Results updated 25 Nov 2014

Thanks to everyone who took part in the consultation.  Responses were received over the last couple of months from the following:

  • Be Heard consultation
  • E-mail responses
  • Summer activities review
  • Anecdotal feedback and conversations 
  • B'ham South CYP Providers Forum

You can view the consultation headlines in the attached powerpoint that was presented to the CYP Providers Forum on Friday 21st November.  From this the following activity will now be taking place and has already started:

  1. Refresh and design and layout to make it easier for different users to find what they are looking for
  2. Refresh the content to ensure that the information on the site is relevant and up to date
  3. Monthly refreshes over calendar listings/activities
  4. Provide regular updates to interested parties (mailing list in place) to update people on changes, updates and improvements to the site and social media
  5. Encourage more people to promote the website and social media.
  6. Develop a multi-agency and multi-user steering group to shape the development of the website and social media, focusing particularly on how it is administrated, delivered and developed over the coming year.
  7. Through the steering group also develop a multi-agency plan, which covers 1) Engagement and communication with young people via Facebook and Schools, 2) Engagement and communication with practitioners and professionals via the web, local networks, Twitter, 3) Engagement and communication with parents via posters, leaflets and word of mouth, 4) Establishment of Ward or District hubs where people can go to for information about what's happening in their area.

If people have any further comments or would like to take part in any of the above activities, get in touch via austin.rodriguez@birmingham.gov.uk





Why your views matter

Following its launch in June 2013, "What's On South Brum" has had nearly 5,000 different visitors to the website (over 1,000 regular users), posted over 500 activities on the activity calendar, got to nearly 700 Twitter followers and over 100 Facebook likes.  Not bad for a local project with a simple aim - to let young people and families, as well as groups/services working with young people find out what activities, projects, clubs and events are taking place near them.

Since June 2013, as well as the activity listings, a range of other useful information and regular news items have been added to help local activity providers, youth workers and funders plan local youth activities and provision.  This includes funding news and information, activity provider listings, a local map of facilities and clubs, as well as regular news concerning young people.

This survey is being done to help make the website and social media even more useful to its users, as well as expand its use to people who aren't currently using "What's On South Brum".  There's 12 questions over the next 5 pages to help identify who's using it and how, as well as covering content, design and promotion.  

Your answers will be very helpful to shaping the present and future use of "What's On South Brum", so thanks for taking the time to take part.




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