Here was a way for me personally to give back to the community and for Northfields to use its strong social media presence as a family-owned, independent estate agency to be the vehicle that could support a local online event.
That was just over a year ago and #EalingHour has become a fixture in our community. Every Tuesday between 8-9pm anyone interested in Ealing can tweet using the #EalingHour hashtag to join other tweeters in a discussion about anything relevant to Ealing.
We are regularly joined by charities, churches, schools, businesses, politicians, journalists and interested residents to chat about all things Ealing.
Through #EalingHour many individuals and businesses have been able to make connections. Best of all, may people have been able to raise money for charity.
As #EalingHour marks its first anniversary, we are transitioning to a new way of doing this weekly event.
After hosting #EalingHour for over a year, I’ve made the difficult decision to leave Northfields to pursue new challenges with one of Northfields’ partners. This means that I won’t be able to continue to act as #EalingHour’s host.
At Northfields we know how important #EalingHour has been to the community and we want to ensure that it continues to be a fixture in our local area.
So we’ve approached several local tweeters who will be taking over #EalingHour via a central #EalingHour twitter handle – @EalingHour. This will mean that several people can share the responsibilities of hosting and bring their unique strengths and perspectives to this Twitter event.
I would like to thank everyone who has supported me during #EalingHour. I have been incredibly lucky to get to know you all – and I’ll continue to see you around and about Ealing where I will be continuing to live.
Keep your eye on Twitter @EalingHour on Tuesdays 8-9pm and follow the hashtag #EalingHour and support your new #EalingHour hosts – Carlene Bender, Catherine Gunnewicht and Hilary Nicholl.