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What is Streetlife?

Streetlife is a British social network for local communities.

We have a simple aim: to help people make the most of where they live by connecting with their neighbours and sharing practical information, advice and resources.

How does Streetlife work?

People sign up with their postcode and email address, and we automatically connect them with the Streetlife users in their local area.

They can post messages, events, polls and pictures, and locals can respond. We keep users posted on the discussions happening in their local area.

Users can customise their account so they control how much information they receive, the areas they’re interested in, and what they share about themselves.

What are the main uses of Streetlife?

Streetlife is a place for neighbours to discuss any local issue they care about.

Today, over 1,000,000 people in over 4,000 communities across Britain are using the site to:

  • discuss nearby news, crime, planning proposals and public services
  • find locals with common interests, organise and attend social groups and events
  • share belongings and skills with neighbours, from hedge-trimmers to computing tips
  • recommend and discover local businesses and tradespeople
  • promote, campaign and volunteer for community projects and local causes

Who is Streetlife for?

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

The one thing all Streetlife users have in common is that they care about their local area, and want to build a better connected community.

Local residents

Streetlife offers a simple place to talk to people in your local area.

You could liken it to chatting over the garden fence, pinning posters on lampposts, speaking in the town square, or putting cards up in newsagents’ windows, but with the benefit of being accessible wherever you are, at times to suit your routine.

Everyone in the community can keep in touch and contribute. And of course, the service is and always will be free of charge for residents discussing local issues.

Local groups

Streetlife provides the perfect platform for local groups, charities and non-profit organisations to reach people in their area.

Whether you run a jogging club, library, school PTA or neighbourhood watch group, you’ll have news, advice and events to share with your local community.

Creating a page on Streetlife will help you engage with new people in your area, build a loyal following, and be discovered by new members, volunteers and supporters.

Local authorities

We believe in open dialogue between local residents and elected officials, from local councils and police to parish councillors and MPs.

Our users care about their local area, and want to be kept informed about council activities, public services and crime.

Streetlife enables local authorities to reach users within their administrative boundaries instantly, at no cost, and without the burden of managing a platform or moderating content.

We work with local authorities in our established areas, who 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.

Local businesses

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

We believe that local business owners have plenty to contribute, and even more to gain from engaging with their neighbours.

Whether you are a local tradesperson or independent retailer, Streetlife provides a highly effective way to contribute to your local community, raise awareness of your brand, and connect with new customers.

The Streetlife 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 close by, where it really matters.