THE town of Carmarthen is to get its own hyperlocal website. The site follows the successful establishment of Llanelli Online, which is now attracting 4.3 million hits per month.
A partnership between local government organisations, the Welsh Assembly, schools, colleges and businesses is set to launch an all you ever need to know type of platform for the town of Carmarthen.
It will also be linked to the main Hyperlocal Wales website.
News will be gathered edited and uploaded by a small well trained team of people from the local community. Content will also be provided by some of the main news gatherers like the BBC.
The project is set to establish the sites in every town in Wales and the reasoning behind it is simple. Newspapers are no longer connected to their communities.
Important items like public notices, council reports, etc are going un noticed.
As well as providing news the site will showcase businesses, local organisations and events in the locality. There are also opportunities for the community to get involved as volunteers and receive some training in journalism.
The benefits of the new hyperlocals is that the news is instant. It is a daily update. There will also be links to local community radio stations, podcasts and a local online TV – Video channel.
Anyone interested in getting involved