The MK Smart Citizen Engagement team were very excited to launch a new #MKSmart collaboration platform called OurMK last week.
Accessible at www.ourmk.org, the platform is an interactive website available to MK citizens. Every citizen can set-up their own profile on the website and upload any ideas (or even more detailed projects) they might have for improving the following areas in MK:
In the future, some of these ideas will be developed into projects, which – if successful – will become eligible to apply for funds and turned into tangible initiatives.
Our team took this exciting new website to various events and activities taking place last week.
On Monday 22nd of June we showcased the project and the platform at the Engage MK networking event at Bradwell Abbey, which focused on the effective use of social media to drive community-based groups and projects.
On Friday 26th of June we visited the weekly coffee morning at Moorlands Centre in Benhill, a hugely popular local community activity. We talked to residents there about the new website and updated them on the progress of the MK Smart project, following our visit earlier this year. As always in Beanhill, we received lots of useful feedback and suggestions, and two local residents have successfully created their profiles on OurMK, and uploaded their own ideas on the site – one of them on how to improve the water distribution in the city.
Raymond Wall talked to us with passion about how, he believes, preserving rain-water as part of every household maintenance would benefit the environment and our health, giving us a sense of wellbeing by working with nature.
We loved Ray’s vision and would love to see more MK citizens sharing their ideas on OurMK! To find out more about Ray’s and many other interesting concepts already uploaded on the site, please visit www.ourmk.org.
We look forward to seeing your great ideas, which will help to shift people’s approach to the local environment and, ultimately, turn Milton Keynes into a truly sustainable SMART city.