Matt Phillips, a Blewbury local, worked with the media company Disciple after becoming fed up with traditional social media.
‘Facebook is designed for advertisers, not communities,’ he said. ‘We want to create a focal point for campaigning and fundraising for things like our new village hall, so I hope the Blewbury app can help us do that.’
One tenth of the population signed up in the first few days, and Mr Phillips says he hopes it is a model that other villages can emulate in the future.
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