Blue Heart Team
Jenna Penny Dawes, Gustav Penny, Carolyn Penny – Photo Credit: Cathy Heaton
Blue Heart Communities is a community driven website that is an extension of our “I Love” Community Facebook Groups. 
 
The first “I Love (BHC)” group was launched in 2014 to bring the local community together through social media. 
 
Our Blue Heart Community groups have given thousands of community members a platform to voice opinions, seek advice, get referrals, buy and sell unwanted goods and act as a lost and found. The objective of the groups is to encourage engagement and participation through community driven issues and stories however, due to the influx of business owners using the groups to market their businesses it became difficult to see important information through the hundreds of advertising posts per day. 
 
Considering the needs of community members, we have a website that provides a platform for members to register their business which then allows them to market their business in a supervised manner on our groups. Community members are encouraged to review their experience with these companies on our website. Through these ratings, we hope to arm our community to make informed decisions based on local experience.
 
The reputation specifically on I Love Fourways has exceeded itself, residents from all over the northern suburbs of Johannesburg have joined the group because they love the quality of the content and value the standards and ethics of the platform.
 
It became evident that communities all over South Africa craved this form of social media networking which encouraged us to “build” more community groups across SA.  Creating a localised community group on Facebook has given people the collective power to make the changes they want to see in their environments and drive accountability throughout our communities. 
 
Keeping our communities safe and happy is our primary concern. We are constantly thinking of ways in which to improve. We have taken great efforts to provide you with a digital tool which is focused on improving your local experience however we would love to hear your views on how we ourselves can improve our service to you. Leave us a message through our contact us page and one of our team members will be in contact.
 
Yours Sincerely,
The Blue Heart Communities Team