Frequently asked questions

What is Townbright?

Townbright is an online social network for local communities in the United States.

What is Townbright’s mission?

Our aim is simple; to help people make the most of where they live by connecting with their neighbours and sharing practical information, advice and resources.

How does Townbright work?

One or two volunteers sign up as administrators for a particular neighborhood, add your guidelines for posting (we can provide a template) and the community is created.

Thereafter, people join by completing a form online and they are connected with other Townbright users in their local area. Individual groups can determine the criteria for joining a particular local community.

Members can post messages, offers, reviews, events and pictures, and locals can respond. We keep members posted on the discussions happening in their local area.

What are the main uses of Townbright?

Townbright is a place for neighbours, local business and others who work in the neighborhood to discuss any local issue they care about.

  • Find neighbors with common interests
  • Organise and attend social groups and activities
  • Share skills and expertise with neighbors
  • Buy, sell or give away  items from apples to strollers
  • Discuss local news, crime and neighborhood events
  • Tale about planning proposals and public services
  • Promote, campaign and volunteer for community projects and local causes
  • Discover, review and recommend local businesses and tradespeople

Who is Townbright for?

Townbright is a place for every member of the community – individuals and organisations – to discover and discuss local issues and initiatives.

Townbright is perfect for people who have a real connection with their neighbourhood and who want to build a community that is more connected.

For local residents

Townbright offers a private online space to talk to people in the same locality.

It’s like old-fashioned chatting over the garden fence or bumping into each other at the local store, but online. And it’s more than that, it’s a community bulletin board, a calendar of events, and a place to get acquainted with your neighbors.

Everyone in the community can join and contribute. The service is free of charge for residents discussing local issues.

For local groups

Townbright is the perfect platform for local groups, charities and non-profit organisations to reach people in their area. Whether you run a running club, library, school committee or neighborhood watch group, you’ll have news, advice and events to share with your local community.

Creating a website on Townbright can help everyone meet and engage with new people in the area, build a loyal community, and be discovered by new members, volunteers and supporters.

For local authorities and services

If desired, Townbright could provide a space for open dialogue between local residents and elected officials, government organizations, schools, church groups and the police.

Townbright members care about their local area, and want to be kept informed about government activities, public services and crime.

Local authorities can reach Townbright members within their administrative boundaries instantly, at no cost, and without having to manage a platform or moderating content.

Townbright can work with local authorities in our established areas, to use the site to share news and events, identify and respond to local concerns, link to their online services, seek local opinion and promote civic behaviour.

For local businesses

Townbright is all about connecting and sharing with your local community.

Local business owners have plenty to contribute and gain from engaging with members of their community.

Whether you are a local tradesman, business or independent retailer, Townbright provides a highly effective way to contribute to your local community, raise awareness of your brand, products and services, and connect with new customers.

The Townbright community can give you a powerful insight into what local people want, enable you to respond instantly to requests for help and advice, and help you build a loyal following of people in the neighborhood where you do business.

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