Ok, lets start with Orange text on a white background, absolute no-no.
The section " Safe and Secure " does not need to be on the front page, people do not like being told what to do. Move it to the registration page and re-word it to be a bit softer and include an " I Agree " button.
Tell us more about what the community is all about, give people a reason to join, remember you are basically in competition with Facebook, Twitter et al.
I can't see where the link is to see a taster of what is on offer, if that is not available then suggest you think about it.
What about localised newsfeeds using RSS to provide another reason for people to visit.
Hope you take this as constructive critisism and not just critisism.
Thats it for now but should I think of anything else I will let you know.