The Place at Platt Lane – Noticeboard

The Place at Platt Lane – Noticeboard

To provide a Community Noticeboard for outside The Place at Platt Lane to help provide a space to share information to visitors

Benefit of sharing information

Newsletters may help people to feel part of their community and contribute to building strong communities. They can be an effective method of delivering health and social advice resulting in positive behaviour changes, although they may not be effective for those with a low education level. Communicating information through social media can help to reach traditionally harder-to-reach groups and offer a rapid and collaborative way of communication.


The Place at Platt Lane, Fallowfield

Project team


Friends of Fallowfield

The Place at Platt Lane

Fallowfield and Rusholme Age Friendly Network


At an Age Friendly meeting, Rob from The Place mentioned that he was promoting a project for buzz through email and text but was unable to add to the current noticeboard as it is full and generally is. Yasmin asked if they could do with another one. Rob agreed that they could definitely use another one as there is a lot going on in the area and as has been highlighted during the pandemic, a lot of people are digitally excluded. Although the library has been mostly closed during the pandemic a lot of people were still coming for information.


Funding has been approved and the board has been ordered.

Strategic links to local/national policies



Community sense of belonging

Our Manchester Strategy

Reach harder-to-reach groups

Fair Society, Healthy Lives (Institute of Health Equity, 2010)

Involves people in their community

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

The Manchester Prevention Programme

Manchester Population Health Plan

Signposts to information and can lead to positive behaviour changes

Make Every Contact Count (Future Forum, Department of Health, 2011)

General Practice Forward View (NHS England, 2016)

Manchester’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Research/evidence base

Capurro et al (2014) The Use of Social Networking Sites for Public Health Practice and Research: A Systematic Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16 (3), e79

Panza et al (2020) Evaluation of an intervention aimed at supporting new parents: the Baby Newsletter project. Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 46 (1), pp. 123-

Brewer et al (2020) Emergency Preparedness and Risk Communication Among African American Churches: Leveraging a Community-Based Participatory Research Partnership COVID-19 Initiative. Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy, 17, e158

Bruce et al (2006) Case Study: The Role and Impact of Community Newsletters in Fostering Social Cohesion and Community Development. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 1 (2), pp. 176-185


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