|33 Hespeler Community FB Pages Reviewed|
I had originally done a review in March of the then 27 Hespeler related Facebook pages. I have now updated the list. It contains 34 Hespeler related community and sports pages.
It really is amazing how many FB pages there are Hespeler related. Lately there has been a renewed emphasis on safety in the community so groups talking about that issue are seeing a rise in members.
NOTE: These are just community based pages on Hespeler. I actually removed a couple Hespeler businesses that will be part of my upcoming list of review of Hespeler FB Business pages.
1. A Safer Hespeler - 444 members - Purpose -This group is about helping make our great village of Hespeler a little safer. Analysis - It has over 300% increase in members all concerned with the increase of hard drug users and theft in our community.
2. Hespeler Anything & Everything - 802 members - Purpose -You can post about anything and everything Hespeler related... We promise not to take offense or delete your posts. Analysis - This group was started up because the administrator saw so many neighbours banned from the This is My Hespeler FB group. Tons of ads but this is a common problem on a lot of the Hespeler FB groups.
3. Hespeler Books and Beers - 87 members - They are hoping to organize a monthly book club in Hespeler with beer. What a great idea!
4. Hespeler Buy & Sell - 267 members - Purpose - They don’t have to tell you. It is about posting your stuff for sale there. Analysis - I wish there was only one FB page in Hespeler everyone would post there stuff on. So many items/services for sale are cross posted on other FB Hespeler pages. What I like about it is it is clear the purpose of the site.
5. Hespeler Community - 1,946 members - Purpose - This is an open group for our community in both Hespeler and Silverheights area to post events, goings on, community issues and concerns, home items for sale, etc. Analysis - Ads, Ads and more Ads. If you are starting to get same theme of many of the Hespeler FB pages you are right.
6. Hespeler Connexions - 21 members - Purpose - We are gathering together to make friends, have a laugh, and share our thoughts on a book we read as well as to support locally owned, operated Hespeler businesses. They meet the last Wednesday of every month usually in Hespeler. Analysis - Had cancellations and meetings are off in the summer. Hope it grows in the fall.
7. Hespeler Heritage Centre - 1,173 like this page - Purpose - The Hespeler Heritage Centre is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of history and community in Hespeler.. Analysis - This is the place to go for people interested in Hespeler’s history. Even better stop in and visit them.
8. Hespeler Heavy Smokers Group - 130 members - Purpose - A place for the enthusiasts of smoked & barbecued flora and fauna. Let's share recipes and tips and post some pics of the those smokey feasts. Analysis - Great idea love it and they have tripled their members since last Hespeler FB update I did.
9. Hespeler Hot Spots - 509 members. Purpose - Community page to share what's going on in Hespeler! Events, Sales, Activities, Grand Openings, and more. Analysis - Ads, Ads and more Ads. A few different ones but similar to all the other pages.
10. Hespeler Mill Pond - 1,067 members - Purpose - All about the community living in homes the are that was once the Forbes Wetland. It has 17 administrators! Analysis - People I know on it like the local discussions that take place. The group keeps growing.
11. Hespeler Model Aviators - 48 members - Purpose - RC Airplane and Helicopter club. MAAC and membership required Analysis - Well I am not a member but a neat hobby. Website is good. Interested folks should check it out.
12. Hespeler Moms - 1,186 members - Purpose - This group is for MOMS in the Hespeler area. So we can share information, ask questions and become friends with our neighborhood! Analysis - Sorry no men allowed so no analysis.
13. Hespeler Moms' Social Club - 449 members - Purpose - (HMSC) is a community group for moms who live in Hespeler and who want to connect with other moms and build friendships within their community. Analysis - Sorry no men allowed so no analysis.
14. Hespeler Optimist - 414 people follow the page - Purpose - To support the younger part of our community by being " Friend of Youth". Analysis - The page is kept current. A great organization that needs some more members!
15.Hespeler Politics - Respectful Discussion & Sharing Group - 57 members - new group, name says it all.
16. Hespeler Riders - This group is semi dormant but would be neat to have a Hespeler motorcycle riders social club. Message the administrator to get it going.
17. Hespeler Rocks - - 1,791 members - Purpose - Hespeler neighbours paint rocks and hide them around our community and when someone finds a painted rock they take a picture and post it in this group with the hashtag #HespelerRocks. Analysis - Still keeps growing. wow.!
18. Hespeler Tennis Club FB Group - 80 members - Looking for partners to play tennis!
19.Hespeler Trails Safety and Awareness Group - 566 members - Purpose - To promote our trails and safe use of them. With the city facing a drug crisis with fentanyl, heroine and cocaine addicts, keeping our trails safe is critical. Great cause!
20. Hespeler Village - 1,042 members - Purpose - Connected with Hespeler Village Neighbourhood Association originally. Maybe it still is. Analysis - A larger older group but still mainly ads. Not sure how many Village Well bar ads a person can handle! Lol.
21.Hespeler Village Neighbourhood Association - 987 members - a neighbourhood association in Hespeler.
22. Hespeler Village on the River - 3,076 follow the page - Purpose - A page run by the Hespeler Business Improvement Association to promote the many shops, restaurants and services in a friendly village setting. Analysis - Everything you always wanted to know about the businesses in downtown Hespeler but were afraid to ask!
23. Hespeler Walking Group - 74 members - Purpose - A group of people who are interested in meeting to walk this great little village! Analysis - Great idea, Let’s keep this group active!
24. The Good, The Bad, The True Hespeler Community - 1,050 members - Purpose - This is an open forum to respectively discuss anything Hespeler!! Good or bad, enjoy.
25. The Real Hespeler - 388 members - Purpose - This group is all about our favourite town Hespeler. We chat about what is going on in town and our area but with a twist. You don’t always have to be politically correct. Analysis - This group seems to be in decline. How many Food truck ads can one person handle.
26. This is My Hespeler - 5,450 members - Purpose - This group is dedicated posting photos & positive stories of all things Hespeler. Show us how amazing this town is! Analysis - The largest site about Hespeler by far. However there has been some backlash from a number of people who have been banned for simply stating negative comments about Hespeler. Still 1/3 of the population of Hespeler are members of this page.
27. This is Our Hespeler - 1,427 members - Purpose - This Group is for anyone to post anything about their local businesses. ALL home based, mompreneurs, downtown, or any other small business located in ALL of Hespeler is free to share any updates and goings on. Analysis - The posts on this group definitely reflect the purpose of the group. It is very similar to all the other Hespeler sites where you can post your ads. It is growing.
28. Victoria Park Ice Rink - Fisher Mills Rd. Hespeler - 485 members - Purpose - Victoria Park Ice Rink is open to the community, is FREE and anyone can come out. Whether you are just learning to skate or you want to get a bunch of friends out for a hockey game! Analysis - They might have the longest name but their single focus makes for a good group.
29. Hespeler Junior C Shamrocks - NEW - The return of Junior C hockey in Hespeler.
29. Hespeler Junior C Shamrocks - NEW - The return of Junior C hockey in Hespeler.
30. Hespeler Minor Hockey Association - 165 members - Purpose - The Hespeler Minor Hockey Association provides minor hockey for the Hespeler community in Cambridge. Analysis - Play hockey in Hespeler. A great organization. The page is not that great, but their website is.
31. Hespeler Minor Softball Association - 87 members - Purpose - The mission of HMSA is to promote and encourage good citizenship among the players of the Association. We strive to establish and promote an active interest in softball for ages 3 through to 18 regardless of ability . Analysis - Page is kept up to date and the baseball season is a short one and reasonable price.
32. Hespeler Skating Club - 83 members - This local skating club like the minor softball and hockey have been in the community for decades. Support them and you support Hespeler.
33. Hespeler Tennis - 398 members - Conveniently located in Forbes Park.
34. Scorpions Volleyball Cub - 2,016 members - Started in Hespeler in 2010, Still in Hespeler, programs for boy and girls ages 7-18. Almost all learn to play program gyms are in Hespeler.