Get involved: Send your news, views, pictures and video by texting SUPIC to 80360 or email us.
Does it cost anything?
No, not a penny. It’s free and offers an easy way for individuals and organisations to tell us their news and to promote local events. All you need is a PC with internet access.
I’m not sure if I’m right for this. What makes me eligible?
If you know what’s happening in your local area, you are the type of person we’re looking for. You might work at a school or local charity. You may help out at a youth club or at a church group. If you don’t think you yourself can contribute regularly, maybe someone else at the organisation you work for, or help, can. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions for correspondents.
Who builds and maintains the website?
We build and maintain the site; you and our other community correspondents provide the content. The more people in your community who take part, the better the pages will be.How often should I update my pages?
We really want our community pages to be as informative and up to date as possible, so ideally we would like you to update at least once a week. Your stories don’t have to be long, just a few paragraphs – it’s more important to have new stories than heaps of information.
How do I get going?
First we’ll send you a form, which you must read, sign and send back to us. Once you’ve done this we’ll send you log-on details and a user guide to the backend system of our website. It really isn’t difficult to use, so you’ll be posting news in no time.
I want to upload a picture gallery, audio and video to my community pages. How do I do this?
At first you’ll probably just want to familiarise yourself with the basics of uploading stories and pictures. If, later on, you want to add picture galleries, podcasts or videos, let us know. We’ll provide you with instructions and training so that you can upload all different types of media to your pages.
The Argus is proud to be a media partner of SCIP's Community Reporters project. For further info visit www.bhcr.scip.org.uk