New online Eastbourne community group launched

Two Eastbourne friends have come up with a new online community group for people to connect, share news, events and recommendations.

Tuesday, 25th April 2017, 2:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:40 pm
Andy King and Harry Pope SUS-170425-140549001
Andy King and Harry Pope SUS-170425-140549001

Harry Pope and Andy King launched, a social and community interest website for Eastbourne, at the end of March.

Andy King is the technical expert who created the site from nothing.

He said, “We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received. The enthusiasm for our site has been phenomenal, it has exceeded our expectations and only went live at the end of March quickly gaining more than 200 users.

“We are learning as we are progressing, reading the suggestions from our members, for example it was suggested there was no forum for Hailsham, so we created a page.”

Harry, a sight-seeing guide, public speaker and writer who has been working behind the scenes with Andy, said, “I love being involved with streetfriends. There’s a general chat page which is very popular. Streetfriends is answering a need for a local community interest site.”