Wednesday 19 October, 18.30 – 20.00

Thatcher Room, Portculis house, Westminster

Networked Neighbourhoods are running this event in Parliament with LGiU and the Hansard Society on Wednesday 19th October.

We will be exploring the ‘relocalisation’ of the web and debating whether online neighbourhood networks (hyperlocal and community websites) are a vital democratic tool or whether they lead to insularity which is out of step with an increasingly globalised world?


  • Jonathan Carr-West – Local Government Information Unit
  • Natasha Innocent – Director of Community Partnerships, Race Online
  • Kerry McCarthy MP
  • Hugh Flouch – Networked Neighbourhoods


  • Dr Andy Williamson – Independent digital strategist

Jonathan and Hugh will also discuss some of the early findings from the second year of Networked Neighbourhood’s Online Neighbourhood Networks Study.

If you are a Councillor or council officer and would like to take part in the survey, more information can be found here.


To register, please email, or book online or phone 020 7438 1216.