Bromley Cross residents who do not use social media will now be able to find out about everything that is happening in the community.

After people in the area said they were missing out on local events and meetings, ward councillors Sam Connor, Nadim Muslim, and Amy Cowen, worked together to install a notice board outside the Co-op on Darwen Road, near Rose Hill Drive.

Cllr Connor said: “It’s vitally important.

“We were told repeatedly that not everybody is on social media, and we have an elderly community in Egerton and Bromley Cross.

“It means that residents can now clearly be updated with community events, and the Police and Communities Together meetings, and important things going on.”

The whole process has taken less than a year, including the idea behind it, and choosing the right notice board to keep in line with the village aspect of the area.

Cllr Connor added: “It stands out and looks impressive.

“It has probably taken us a year to get in place, including the thought process and choosing the notice board.

“We chose the notice board in keeping in line with the village feel.

“It’s a great feeling to get this installed because people don’t have to miss out, and it saves us putting posters everywhere.

“We can now signpost people to the notice board.”

Cllr Muslim says that it will help ensure that people are not digitally excluded.

He said: “When we have shared things on social media residents have said that they get missed, by people, and not everyone is on social media.

“It’s a good way to connect with those people because some people get digitally excluded.

“It’s important to make sure that everyone has the same access.

“Hopefully it will mean that people don’t feel excluded from information.”

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