We're hugely excited to be helping to draw-up new guidelines to help Councillors use social media better. We'd love it if you can help us too.
by Dan Slee
We think social media has the power to transform how organisations listen to and communicate with people.
We think that local government has the power to improve people's lives for the good.
We think social media can build a bridge between the elected members and the people they serve.
That's why we are hugely pleased to be asked to work with the Local Government Association (LGA) improve the guidance it gives not just to councils but to councillors as well.
Firstly, we'll be drawing-up a short off-the-shelf social media policy.
Secondly, we'll help update the seminal 2010 publication Connected Councillor. This document which has stood the test of time but now needs updating.
We'd like your help to shape the guidance that will help thousands of.elected members use digital channels to serve those who live and work in their area.
We'll be working with partners on this but to give us your views on social media use and how we can support, we'd love it if you can complete our survey here:
The LGA is the national voice of local government. It works with councils to support, promote and improve local government.