Development Group Report 2017 12

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Development Group Report : November 2017

78 members

Abandoned Group Procedure

This procedure was amended, in consulation with the Mentor Team, to accommodate the dropping of Yahoo:

A caretaker owner will be appointed and:
The group will be set up with Direct, Facebook & Twitter with Direct as the default landing tab.

Now reads:
The group will be set up on Direct with Facebook and Twitter, and will accept members from Trash Nothing.

Website Help Page

Edward suggested that the Help page on the website should be expanded to include a ‘How Can I Help!’ page. It didn’t generate much discussion (Christmas demands elsewhere, probably), but the page has now been included to read:

Freegle is run by volunteers - so if you can help, please get in touch!

  • If you would like to help run one of the local groups, which is a good place to start, please use the Contact button below.
  • You can also volunteer nationally. We really need people in these areas:
  • Publicity: if you can help locally or nationally, especially with councils, we'd love to hear from you.
  • Fundraising: we run on volunteers and donations, and just about get by, but we could do so much more with more.
  • Graphics: we need people who can produce striking images, posters, etc.
  • User Experience (UX): if you work in this area we could use your help.
  • IT geeks who know some of these: Javascript/Webpack/CSS/PHP/Percona/nginx

You can reach us at

Or if you'd like to donate to our charity, you can do that here.

Contact Procedure

The majority of groups have confirmed affiliation this year, those that haven’t are being contacted individually via the info@ mailbox. This is a slow exercise when groups don’t respond to emails sent to them. Please can any group who hasn’t confirmed their affiliation recently please do so directly to, and/or please respond to emails sent to them about this.

Wiki Review

The review of the Wiki is underway to accommodate the dropping of Yahoo in 2018. Changes can be seen by clicking on Recent Changes in the left hand menu box. If anyone would like to help with this review, please contact Dee or Jacky via for the list of pages needing review.

All volunteers are very welcome to join Development Group - - and participate in discussions and decisions.

Our task list can be found at

Jacky Development Coordinator