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"giffgaff local" - a forum for local communities to do good deeds

By: abhishek_velani | 02-11-2017 16:48

Hi members!

I recently had the idea of setting up a website forum for my local estate so neighbours could get to know each other, set up local sports teams, generally help each other out in the giffgaff spirit (coaching/mentoring kids/language exchanges/helping the elderly/looking after pets whilst you're on holiday/giving away unwanted items etc). I'd be rubbish at building a bespoke online forum / squarespace website, but thought the giffgaff labs / forums idea could be roled out on a more localised basis for non-mobile related stuff in order to spread the social good, get people talking about the brand and more bought into the giffgaff concept. Call it "giffgaff local" or something similar, then empower people to generate their own social good by creating their own localised online forum (by postcode?!) and post ideas/suggestions to help build community spirit (both real and virtual) with their neighbours....and just see what happens!

Standard message boards for a local giffgaff forum postcode could be:

- social events (get to know your neighbours by proposing events etc)

- sports teams - 5-a-side football / running clubs etc.

- tutoring/homework help/coaching and mentoring for kids & teens - put people in contact with relevant skills/experience on their doorstep who can volunteer for 1/2 hours per week

- neighbourhood watch!

- pet sharing / holiday pet-lets - does anyone need some help walking their dog ?

- local gardening groups

- gaming

- knitting clubs (ok, a bit much)

- ask the expert / need an expert (someone to help fix my bike, check a CV for me, recommend a plumber / electrician, anything)

- English skills & language exchanges - just moved to the neighbourhood from abroad? Or going on holiday soon and want to pick up some phrases?

If you like the idea, you know what to do!


by: peterg92
on: 06-06-2018 23:27

I like what you are thinking to be honest

by: c55amg2005
on: 17-04-2018 18:53

You've got my vote.

by: adamtheant
on: 18-03-2018 19:59

this be ideal for new customers

by: peterg92
on: 19-06-2018 13:57


by: chinsndips
on: 06-01-2018 09:55

not entirely sure about that.

by: eluminea
on: 01-12-2017 00:25

Anything that can bring good results is worth implementing.

by: bluemoonbaz
on: 12-11-2017 19:25

nice idea although i fear it may be hard to run and keep on top off

by: adrianstan
on: 08-11-2017 14:27


by: tokyobuta
on: 08-11-2017 06:29

There may be something here - especially if it worked in a way that generated new customers for gg. One way or another, gg spends a fair bit on recruiting new members, and this might be a cost-effective way of gaining/keeping customers. Most important would be the revenue/cost balance. Admin/moderation costs could be spread over a large number of local networks.

by: abhishek_velani
on: 10-11-2017 15:11

Totally agree on this being a cost effective way to get new customers. I think we could do something clever with rewarding members who administrate / moderate local networks too - increase the opportunities for members to earn payback points.

by: abhishek_velani
on: 10-11-2017 15:11

by: firoze
on: 07-11-2017 08:25

I suspect it would be too complex and hard to administer....

by: wilja
on: 07-11-2017 07:34

The idea has lots of merit but sadly I don't think it could be moderated by giffgaff ,