Welcome to Public-i Events
This site has been carefully designed to connect you in to all the important issues and discussions in your local area that matter to you, and help you get your voice heard.
The sheer volume of information and discussion online can be overwhelming, and all too often the most significant threads get lost within too much 'noise' - we distil all this into only the content that really matters to you, and simplify how you can take part.
As an active citizen, you may already be engaged in community matters and want to be involved more in how decisions are made that affect you and those around you. We enable you to pull together all the strands of your conversations or opinions and the issues you care about. When you are at the heart of these conversations, and your voice is being heard in the right places by the right people and feeding back through to your public services, you can truly start to make a difference to where you live.
Why should I share any personal details?
In order to fully connect in to your local civic conversations, it's important to identify yourself as a valid citizen. There is a great deal of anonymous chat in the online world, which can make it difficult to filter the most relevant discussions, and also verify where these voices are coming from. By providing some basic details about who you are and creating a personal login, you can ensure you are taken seriously as part of the discussion - and of course you will also be able to trust the same of everyone you're interacting with.
Don't worry though, your personal information remains absolutely private and secure. It is only available to a small site administration team, and will never be shared publicly. Your 'screen name' is completely controlled by you and can be as close to or different from your real name as you wish. By providing us with some information about yourself, you can start to form more links and gather more information that is useful to you.
Why is it important to connect my networks?
You can choose how networked you want to be, and what level of participation feels comfortable to you. Creating, connecting and developing your networks is encouraged though - as stronger networks tend to create stronger communities, by ensuring that every relevant issue and opinion is connected and, most importantly, heard. Without a well-linked web of conversations in the same space, there's always risk of voices getting missed and therefore not feeding into the decisions that get made.
The more networked you become, the more useful information you will gather and relevant contacts you will make. By strengthening your networks you can get heard by more people, understand more varied significant points of view, stay well-informed about the issues that matter to you, and of course ensure all these conversations feed back into the channels which actually manage how your community is run.
We - Public-i Events
We'd really enjoy seeing you there and helping us with our efforts to create a strong and sustainable local online community. Thank you for reading this and hope to see you here!