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