‘Our Community Matters’ websites are a set of sites aiming to strengthen local communities in Wiltshire by making it easier for local people and groups to talk to one another online.

People can use these virtual noticeboards to find about local news, local debates, events, jobs, and volunteering.

These websites are interactive and local people can post stories and have their say on what other people are talking about and start their own conversations. They are also a free channel for local organisations to publicise community events and have discussions.

There will also be the opportunity to get involved and act as local volunteer community reporters who will be trained and equipped to post stories, photos and videos featuring anything from concerts and events to oral histories and vox pops.

Wiltshire Council is developing these sites with the support of NHS Wiltshire, Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service and Salisbury City Council, as part of its commitment to help strengthen local communities.

These websites are part of the council’s online and social media presence to find additional ways to talk with local people about what matters to them.