Social Streets uses journalism as a means to increase participation in local community and local high streets; build stronger local voices; promote citizenship, and provide opportunities in digital, media and creative industries to people who would traditionally feel excluded from these industries. Social Streets particularly works within marginalised or disadvantaged communities, and with people from minority groups.
Social Streets' flagship title is Roman Road LDN, a cultural online magazine about Roman Road in Tower Hamlets, East London. Roman Road LDN delivers daily content to 50,000 local residents in the neighbourhoods of Bow, Globe Town, Fish Island, Mile End and Stepney, which includes some of the most deprived wards in the country.
Since launching in January 2018 Roman Road LDN has grown its following to 10,000 social media followers, 2,500 subscribers and 10,000 unique users per month. Content celebrates culture, identity, heritage and development, helping the community to formulate a sense of identity and belonging in the face of rapid gentrification. It also provides an essential communication service to local people in an area that is not served by a dedicated paper.