Getting the digital message out to parish and town councils

A real pleasure to meet the County Secretaries from the SW Association of Local Councils this morning. The topic:

Making digital work for local councils.

With Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Gloucestershire and Somerset represented, there was wide-ranging discussion around the role of digital and social media in ensuring effective communication and awareness for parish and town councils. Key challenge – introducing new-fangled technology to a generally older audience, but at the same time recognising that the younger generation are all digital natives and expect their information on a digital platform.

A few resources mentioned from this morning are included below, in summary:

  • The Prezi presentation
  • By way of illustration a brief Storify with some of the tweets
  • The Devon County Council guidelines on social media for elected councillors can be found here

Thanks to Leslie Smith and @CaraStobart both at @DevonALC for inviting me along.

Prezi:

Storify:

Social media session with South West County Secretaries of the Association of Local Councils.

Social media session with South West County Secretaries of the Association of Local Councils.

 

Tom Dixon

Digital stuff with a Devon flavour. Manage the Digital Delivery Team at Devon County Council. Can be contacted via @tom_s_dixon or tom.dixon@devon.gov.uk#localgovdigital

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