Grow the HD8 Network together

The HD8 Network has grown and developed since it was first conceived in 2013, however we are only partway towards our initial vision – we want to be THE place people in the HD8 area turn to find events, activities and local shops, producers, services and suppliers. This has always been our goal – But for us to do this, we need you!

We have built the platform, we have created the internal processes and procedures, we have recruited numerous happy #HD8members, and we have impressive website traffic … but sorry … we want MORE!

There are many ways that you can play a part in our growth and we list some of them here. However if you need a bit more convincing why you should get involved and help grow the HD8 Network, we have highlighted some of the benefits of growing our online community, creating a more interconnected local community. If you have anything further to add to these points, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – it is after all, your network. It is the HD8 Network.

How can you help grow the HD8 Network?

We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas, as well as accept offers of assistance to enable us to achieve our goals and vision.

Do you know a Business, Community Group or Charity that would benefit from becoming a #HD8member?

We have created a simple form for you to complete. Whilst it would be useful for you to share contact details, it’s by no means compulsory, so please don’t hold back nominating them!

Other ways that you can help us to grow the HD8 Network and reach more people, is by simply liking and sharing our social media posts and stories, as well as inviting your friends and other connections to ‘Like’ our Social Media channels, as well as visiting our website.

We’d also love to hear how you have benefited from being a member of the HD8 Network or by otherwise using our platform … in fact, the latter is possibly more powerful at the moment, as 99% of our current 5 star Google Reviews are from members past and present.

We would also like to be able to shout about how we also help people who Rest and Play in the HD8 area! So please share your own stories and experiences. Either by leaving a Google Review or simply getting in touch via the method that suits you best.

The benefits of a larger HD8 Network that supports our local community are multifaceted, and increased connections within such a community can be advantageous for everyone involved.

For example –

Resource Sharing and Collaboration: By growing the HD8 Network and our members, there would be a greater pool of resources, skills, and knowledge to draw from. Increased connections allow individuals and organizations to share these resources more effectively, leading to mutual support, collaboration on projects, and collective problem-solving.

Diverse Perspectives and Innovation: With more people connecting there comes a greater diversity of perspectives, experiences, and ideas. Increased connections facilitate the exchange of these diverse viewpoints, fostering innovation, creativity, and the development of new solutions to complex problems.

Economic Opportunities: A larger online community often translates to a larger market or customer base. Increased connections within the community enable businesses, community groups, charities and event organisers to reach more potential customers, expand their networks, and tap into new markets, leading to economic growth and prosperity for individuals and businesses alike.

Social Support and Well-being: Increased connections within a community provide a stronger support network for individuals. Whether it’s emotional support during difficult times, practical assistance with everyday challenges, or opportunities for social interaction and companionship, these connections contribute to improved well-being and a sense of belonging.

Learning and Skill Development: Through increased connections, individuals have access to a wider range of expertise, mentorship, and learning opportunities. This facilitates skill development, knowledge sharing, and personal growth, ultimately benefiting everyone within the community.

Collective Action and Advocacy: Greater connections within a community empower individuals to come together and advocate for shared interests, address common concerns, and effect positive change. Whether it’s through grassroots activism, community organizing, or advocacy campaigns, increased connections enhance the collective voice and impact of the community.

Cultural Enrichment and Understanding: Increased connections within a diverse community foster cultural exchange, appreciation, and understanding. By interacting with people from different backgrounds and cultures, individuals gain new insights, broaden their perspectives, and develop greater empathy and tolerance, leading to a more inclusive and cohesive community.

Overall, increased connections within the community amplify the benefits of belonging to that community, fostering collaboration, innovation, support, and collective action for the betterment of all its members.

Thank you for helping us to build a stronger more connected HD8 Network which actively supports our community. Your invitation can make a difference. Together we thrive!