I’ve been doing work with local councillors for some time now – helping them see how they can use the internet to better engage with citizens, and communicate with them too.
This takes the form of running training workshops usually. There’s probably a better way of doing it, but they are probably a bit tricky to procure.
Anyway, I’m interested in finding out where we are up to with digitally savvy elected local representatives, so I have thrown together a quick survey. The main aim to to find out what councillors are doing on the internet, and try and spread the word to their less keen colleagues about how it’s working.
So, if you are a councillor, or you know one, spread the word about the survey. Here’s the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/digitalcllr – I’ll be blogging about the results, so we can all benefit.
digitalcllr is a place where we are bringing together all the work we have been doing recently with elected members.
Mostly that means training, but we also offer a service to host websites for councillors, for free.
On the digitalcllr site, we’re also putting up content now and again that might be helpful to elected members starting to dabble in online engagement.
This morning, for instance, I posted some online safety tips, that may well come in handy.
We also create video content, interviewing councillors about their use of social media. Here’s Cllr Roger Gambba-Jones talking about his use of Twitter and a blog, for example.
If you’re a councillor needing some support in using social media, get in touch! Likewise if you are a democratic services or member development bod.
I find this stuff so you don’t have to:
I find this stuff so that you don’t have to.
You can find all my bookmarks on Delicious. There is also even more stuff on my shared Google Reader page.
You can also see all the videos I think are worth watching at my video scrapbook.