Parish council goes digital
Gerrards Cross embraces social media
A PARISH council is making strides into the digital world after launching itself into the world of social media.
Since launching Twitter and Facebook pages last year, Gerrards Cross Parish Council has steadily accumulated hundreds of likes and followers, with 95 people liking it on Facebook and 457 followers on Twitter.
It follows a push from the council to engage more with people living in the village and to help spread the word about Gerrards Cross issues and news and events.
The parish council posts several items each day to make sure that people are
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Council chairman Chris Brown said: “We thought it was an important thing for us to do.
“It’s something that can really help us to communicate with people living in the village, and it means that we can let people know quickly about things going on around the village.
“It’s also a good way of getting feedback about things.”
The parish council is also encouraging people to sign up to its mailing system so that documents and news can also be emailed out to villagers on a regular basis.
Parish councillor Jennifer Woolveridge said: “The amount of people that we are reaching through social media has really gone up a lot recently, so it’s good to see that it’s working so well.
“The mailing system is also a really useful thing to have as well, because it’s another way for us to communicate with the public and for them to get in touch with us.
“It would be great if more people signed up to that because, the more people that we can reach, the more useful it is.”
If you would like to sign up to the system, or to find out more, go to www.gerrardscross.gov. uk.
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