Social Media Campaigns I Work On

I am a born campaigner and I am always raising awareness of issues, themes and topics that are close to my heart. Below are a few of the campaigns that I have created and worked on:

Whittington Roundabout
Worcester Safety Campaign

Following the introduction of a new layout to the Whittington roundabout in Worcester, I was one of the unlucky ones who experienced an accident on the second day of it opening. The accident was that of the driver behind not understanding the new layout and while I was stationary and waiting at this new give way, the car behind collided with me.

We returned the day after to gather information and evidence for our insurance claim, but whitnessed several near misses in exactly the same spot. It quickly became obvious that something had to be done about this dangerour layout and I therefore launched a campaign to raise awareness and resolve worcester’s latest accident blackspot. 

The press labelled the area “Most dangerous roundabout in county”. During the campaign many accidents and incidents were reported which resulted in publicity on radio and newspapers. After many denials from the Highways Agency that there was an issue, a public meeting was held, and a petition signed to get the layout changed. 

The press reported that the Highways Agency had made plans to change the layout of the roundabout. Once this became public knowledge, their plans were dismissed as inadequate and even more dangerous than the original layout. Accidents continued to be reported on a daily basis. The new “yellow” road just served to show the skidmarks more visibly and continued to hightlight the problems.

More pressure was applied when a posted video was viewed 68,000 times and the council brought forward plans to make changes.

START: MAY 2014
FINISHED: 27/04/17

RESULT: Unconfirmed report that layout changed at an additonal cost of £1.8 million. 

571 likes / 549 followers

Whittington Roundabout
Worcester Safety Campaign

Following the introduction of a new layout to the Whittington roundabout in Worcester, I was one of the unlucky ones who experienced an accident on the second day of it opening. The accident was that of the driver behind not understanding the new layout and while I was stationary and waiting at this new give way, the car behind collided with me.

We returned the day after to gather information and evidence for our insurance claim, but whitnessed several near misses in exactly the same spot. It quickly became obvious that something had to be done about this dangerour layout and I therefore launched a campaign to raise awareness and resolve worcester’s latest accident blackspot. 

The press labelled the area “Most dangerous roundabout in county”. During the campaign many accidents and incidents were reported which resulted in publicity on radio and newspapers. After many denials from the Highways Agency that there was an issue, a public meeting was held, and a petition signed to get the layout changed. 

The press reported that the Highways Agency had made plans to change the layout of the roundabout. Once this became public knowledge, their plans were dismissed as inadequate and even more dangerous than the original layout. Accidents continued to be reported on a daily basis. The new “yellow” road just served to show the skidmarks more visibly and continued to hightlight the problems.

More pressure was applied when a posted video was viewed 68,000 times and the council brought forward plans to make changes.

START: MAY 2014
FINISHED: 27/04/17

RESULT: Unconfirmed report that layout changed at an additonal cost of £1.8 million. 

571 likes / 549 followers

WORCESTER 
TRAFFIC FORUM

Following the success of the Whittington Roundabout campaign, reports of problems around Worcester were being posted on the campaign Facebook page regularly.

To satisfy the demand for the public to air their views and report problems from around Worcester, I created the Worcester Traffic Forum.

This continues to be used today for road users around Worcester to communicate and raise awareness of issues of the traffic problems in and around Worcester.

352 likes / 346 followers

WORCESTER 
TRAFFIC FORUM

Following the success of the Whittington Roundabout campaign, reports of problems around Worcester were being posted on the campaign Facebook page regularly.

To satisfy the demand for the public to air their views and report problems from around Worcester, I created the Worcester Traffic Forum.

This continues to be used today for road users around Worcester to communicate and raise awareness of issues of the traffic problems in and around Worcester.

352 likes / 346 followers

Save keith the seal
WORCESTERSHIRE

In 2013, Worcester received an extended visit from a Seal who was quicky named Keith. Throughout his stay in Worcester, he was spotted many times, and became a regular in the press. 

Unfortunatly, it was not all positive. Views were polarised on both ends of the argument with Keith eating fish and the anglers promoting removal or distruction of Keith, where most of the public wanted to protect Keith.

Reports of Keith appeared in the press and even made the regional news stations.

4,282 likes / 4,075 followers

Save keith the seal
WORCESTERSHIRE

In 2013, Worcester received an extended visit from a Seal who was quicky named Keith. Throughout his stay in Worcester, he was spotted many times, and became a regular in the press. 

Unfortunatly, it was not all positive. Views were polarised on both ends of the argument with Keith eating fish and the anglers promoting removal or distruction of Keith, where most of the public wanted to protect Keith.

Reports of Keith appeared in the press and even made the regional news stations.

4,282 likes / 4,075 followers

FRANKIE’S LEGACY
Love, Loss, Grief & Recovery

Anyone who knows me, will know my journey to motherhood and beyond.

I now use the strength I have gained through this awful experience to highlight things I have learned and to share advice on getting through the tough times.

This also serves to help me remember my son Frankie, and turn something terrible into hope.

FRANKIE’S LEGACY
Love, Loss, Grief & Recovery

Anyone who knows me, will know my journey to motherhood and beyond.

I now use the strength I have gained through this awful experience to highlight things I have learned and to share advice on getting through the tough times.

This also serves to help me remember my son Frankie, and turn something terrible into hope.

For more information about my campaigns please email me.