A while ago, someone tried to set up a bulletin board covering Crawley. Unfortuantely, hardly anyone knew about it, and only a few weeks after I signed up it folded (presumably because the owners hadn’t kept up the payments).
However, yesterday a brand new Crawley-wide BB was set up – http://crawleyonline.org/index.php
It’s only in its infancy, and it seems that the format has been directly lifted from the long-established maidenbower forum, but hopefully it will develop over time.
I wonder if it was set up in response to some odd behaviour on Maidenbower. Last week, there was confusion as a moderator changed the blanket word-change facility (usually used to replace rude words with symbols), annoying a few people. It’s also clear that some people have multiple identities (inlcuding moderators), and this sort of thing undermines trust.