Pooletonians So what is this all about?
Well, the simple answer to that question is, if you are from Poole, it is about you and I thank you for taking the time to visit this website to find out a bit more about Pooletonians…
Pooletonians is a community hub project specifically created for the people of Poole, regardless of political leanings or anything else that causes divisions in society. It is a hub where the people let the people know what is going on in Poole. Much like other social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc People share information on the hub but the format is quite different from what the other provides.
Why is one necessary I here you ask…
Well, some of you will know that on April 1st 2019 Poole Council is to be abolished and we are being amalgamated with Bournemouth and Christchurch under a new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, there is a countdown on the front page. Some believe it will not make any difference, whereas others are quite concerned that Poole and Christchurch will lose their identities and simply become suburbs of Bournemouth ‘The City by the Sea’… Personally, I think the latter are right on this and in 2015 I even started a petition to try to force a local referendum on the matter but alas it did not gain enough signatures.
Now it is a done deal… So to help ensure Poole keeps its identity and history alive I decided to create Pooletonians. Here people of all persuasions can share news and information on a hub created especially for Poole, a place people of Poole can share tales of the past or plans for the future, where local businesses can reach out to local customers and most importantly of all where Pooletonians are kept well informed on what is happening.
Well, that is the plan behind this project of mine and we will simply have to see how it grows. I hope it becomes a very useful hub for everyone in Poole but it will only succeed in that if people get involved.
One thing I have found with other social media sites is anonymous accounts will only cause problems and so the most important rule on this hub is be yourself, no anonymous accounts will be allowed. They can stick to Facebook or the Bournemouth Echo comments sections. When you register, use your name just as you would if you were attending a local meeting and remember to treat people in the same way that you want them to treat you. I hope that this rule will help to minimise the animosity that can arise on social media platforms.
I hope you like what you see on the hub and if so please do invite your friends and colleagues, I am personally interested in hearing from Poole Historians, so if you know of any, do get them on board.
All the very best,