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'Our Community Matters' websites

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The ‘Our Community Matters’ sites are a set of sites aiming to strengthen local communities in Wiltshire by making it easier for local people and groups to talk to one another online.

People can use these virtual noticeboards to find about local news, local debates, events, jobs, and volunteering.

These blogsites are interactive and local people can post stories and have their say on what other people are talking about and start their own conversations. They are also a free channel for local organisations to publicise community events and have discussions.

There will also be the opportunity to get involved and act as local volunteer community reporters who will be trained and equipped to post stories, photos and videos featuring anything from concerts and events to oral histories and vox pops. For more information contact the Our Community Matters team on 01225 713114 or email socialmedia@wiltshire.gov.uk

Wiltshire Council is developing these sites with the support of NHS Wiltshire, Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and Salisbury City Council, as part of its commitment to help strengthen local communities.

These blogsites are part of the council’s online and social media presence to find additional ways to talk with local people about what matters to them.

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Our social media policy and guidance

Social media is being used across a range of council services already to better engage with local people and provide them with relevant, instant and up-to-date information. We have also developed a set of rules and guidelines to make sure all social media is used in a positive way.

Last updated: 13 May 2013

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