A NEW social network will be launched in Bournemouth in a bid to revive community spirit.

Helpfulpeeps, started by Simon Hills and Saf Nazeer, is on a mission to 'bring back community spirit in a disconnected world'.

Since launching in Bristol last year, they have grown the website into an online community of almost 20,000 members sharing their time, energy, skills and knowledge to help each other for free.

They work by the ethos: ‘Ask for help when you want and help others when you can’.

And all help on the site is given for free and relies on old-fashioned community help, putting people in touch with others who can lend a hand.

Requests include cat sitting or learning a new language, moving a sofa or lending a hand at a charity

event, users simply post their request and ask for help.

Members can then respond by commenting or via private message to work out the details.

Saf said: "It’s a fantastic way to get involved in your community, restore your faith in humanity and make

new lifelong friends."

Go to www.helpfulpeeps.com and sign up.