Moffat Online is a community networking site, run by Lets Live Local, for people who live, work or have an interest in Moffat and the surrounding area.
Launched in May 2009, Moffat Online offers a supportive and friendly environment, a tool for the creative and intelligent use of our community’s skills and resources and a way of strengthening our willingness to help each other. Moffat Online is funded from the profits of the Lets Eat Local veg scheme.
Some amazing things have happened since we launched. We’ve helped find lost pets and reunite old friends. We asked (with no expectation of success) if anyone could repair a member’s Wurlitzer jukebox – and got an offer of help from another member within a few hours! We’ve saved endless tonnes of other people’s junk from the scrapyard.
Our youngest members are in their teens and our oldest are nonagenarians. Most are from the local area, but people also join from as far away as Canada and New Zealand, looking to reconnect with old friends or reminisce about the town’s famous Moffat Toffee. We regularly welcome members who are looking to move to the area and want to make connections before they get here.
Moffat Online has helped promote the work, events and membership of a range of local voluntary groups, many of whom operate with no external funding. The site also hosts an extensive events listing, local versions of Freeshare and a Car Boot facility and a range of other initiatives which encourage sustainable lifestyles.
Our next development is to create a local business pages to help strengthen the local economy.