Organising thread for Mumsnet Lancashire :-)

(36 Posts)
AllPurposeNortherner Thu 14-Mar-13 23:00:44

So, lets get this show on the road!

We're getting up a good team here of LAs and supporters, so what can we do to make the site great?

ScribbleValley Thu 27-Jun-13 21:50:54

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AllPurposeNortherner Thu 27-Jun-13 21:38:12

I still have some LA cards etc, so if you want I can appoint someone else as LA alongside you, to run the evening meet ups?

ScribbleValley Tue 18-Jun-13 20:55:15

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Cannotbeused Tue 18-Jun-13 18:03:57

I need week end meet ups!

AllPurposeNortherner Fri 14-Jun-13 15:51:47

If you are a LA (or a regular user) and would like to place an advert, drop me an email at for a discount. I have significant discounts for LAs (significant I tell you!) and I promise no hard sell if you don't want it :-)

ScribbleValley Tue 11-Jun-13 19:23:59

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AllPurposeNortherner Fri 17-May-13 16:41:06

I've sent you a PM :-)

ScribbleValley Thu 09-May-13 13:10:52

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DisplacedDiva Tue 30-Apr-13 22:40:11

You can count me in for blog...used to do my own but since pg have let it slip!

Have started NCT classes, so if I could have some Mumsnet leaflets could put them there and in Lancaster/ Morecambe...

Think listed cafes and attractions might like the 'as seen on Mumsnet' kind of sticker?

ScribbleValley Sat 27-Apr-13 15:50:34

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AllPurposeNortherner Sat 27-Apr-13 14:43:16

Yeah, I think I'm going to get some designed specially for us if I ever have the money to do so - they are the standard MN Local ones, and I'm not too sure about them. I think window stickers could be good, to give to cafes etc to stick up.

I've been using mine by asking local schools, nurseries and businesses to put a small pile in their waiting areas, and then saying something like "oh, by the way, we have free listings for local businesses/schools/childcare on the site. We're fairly new, but the main site gets over 42 million page views per month so we're hoping that we can bring some of that over into this amazing resource we are building for local parents...just go to that link to add your listing" (or something like that, lol)

I went to a swing dancing night last night and they let me put a little pile by the door, which is in the hallway so is where people go to cool down and chat, and i saw a few people pick them up and chat about them. Hopefully we can get lots of new users that way too :-)

I know I keep saying it, but I do think that the local sites have massive potential grin and we just need to get the users :-)

From next week I will have a lot more time to devote to this, so hopefully if any businesses etc want to talk about doing exciting things with us I can go out and meet them in person. I'm also going to go out on the bus all over Lancashire and see what I can drum up.

I'm considering some form of blog - eventually we will be able to have features actually on this site, but till then it would be nice to have bits of local news, interviews and longer reviews linked to the site. What do you all think?

ScribbleValley Sat 27-Apr-13 10:14:28

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DisplacedDiva Tue 23-Apr-13 16:29:32

Preston would be OK for me, All-Purpose Northerner. I can get there quite easily....

AllPurposeNortherner Sun 21-Apr-13 18:04:43

Whoo! I now (finally!) have the flyers!

If anyone could be kind enough to stick some in local shops, offices, schools or wherever else you go, could you please email your postal address to


AllPurposeNortherner Mon 15-Apr-13 20:55:28

I don't drive either, don't worry - I am attuned to the needs of the non driver grin

Am I right in thinking that one of the bigger places is best then? As they tend to have better public transport, and also have parking for the drivers.

I live in Preston, so obviously that is best for me, but what would be the best big place for other people?

Artemis206 Mon 15-Apr-13 19:24:30

Thanks AllPurposeNorthener, if tech can change me to ArtemisKelda, that would be fantastic.

DisplacedDiva Mon 15-Apr-13 17:11:55

Lancashire-wide meet-up sounds like a great idea.... just somewhere we can all get to.... (I don't drive...)

AllPurposeNortherner Mon 15-Apr-13 14:41:37

You can't namechange yourself, like you can on the main site, but if you let me know what name you would like I can pass it on to tech and they should be able to do it.

Artemis206 Mon 15-Apr-13 11:30:29

I'm in East Lancs, would love a Lancashire meet up.

Quick question, am I able to namechange on mn local as I'm ArtemisKelda on the main site.

AllPurposeNortherner Fri 12-Apr-13 20:20:34

Welcome De88! :-) Hopefully, once we get going, more people will be able to find us from the main site.

Have a click around, make yourself at home brew

De88 Fri 12-Apr-13 17:49:10

I've just happened upon this part of the site, completely by accident. And I thought I was computer literate?!

AllPurposeNortherner Sun 07-Apr-13 19:52:25

A weekend is fine by me, how about everyone else?

It is quite possible that your LA card is sat in a pile of "to be posted", I'll check :-)

Cannotbeused Sun 07-Apr-13 17:23:50

I haven't had my LA card!
A lancashire wide meet up would be good. Can we please make it a weekend?!

AllPurposeNortherner Sun 07-Apr-13 16:50:23

Just checking in to check everyone is ok :-)

MNHQ have asked that we add local museums, parks and play centres to our sites to tie in with promotions on the main site, so if any of you have time, could you please add your favourite, or review it if it is already on?

We can now have local ambassadors that aren't linked to a particular area meetup, so they would just need to help with listings, keeping the talk area active and general spreading the word - this could be good if you can't make it to meetups, although obviously please do get to any you can. They would still get the LA card, which I will be able to start negotiating discounts and special offers for soon :-)

On that subject, if anyone hasn't had their LA card yet, let me know.

Leaflets and posters are in the pipeline, and I should be able to send them out in a week or so, so let me know if you would be willing to put some in local shops, centres etc.

Does anyone fancy a Lancashire wide meetup? Obviously we can't do it very often, but it would be nice to put faces to names...

DisplacedDiva Wed 03-Apr-13 15:14:13

Cannotbeused Was going to make the next one a weekend meet, maybe?

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