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FREE - Social Media Training

FREE - Social Media Training

Dear member of the voluntary and community sector

Social Media Training

Wednesday 28 November 2018

North West Leicestershire District Council, Council Chamber, Council Offices, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3FJ

Session 1 14:00hrs – 16:30hrs

Session 2 17:00hrs – 19:30hrs

This training is FREE and available to all members of the voluntary and community sector.

NWLDC are fortunate to be able to deliver to you FREE training by the Operations Director of the UK's longest established social media training specialists. He has trained many of the world's biggest brands and worked with clients across the globe. In government sectors, he trains over 30 local authorities. More »

He is known for his understanding of the challenges faced by local authorities and community teams in the UK. He gives a unique insight into how to utilise the most powerful and little-known techniques on social media for communicating your message to a target audience.

Why attend?

• Hear the latest trends and research

• Find out how to show your community personality

• Boost your presence and reach of your message

• Find your audience in ways used by many of the world's biggest retailers and track conversation

and what your community is talking about

What will be covered?

• Why Twitter is essential in local community social media reach

• Why, What and When to tweet

• Using freely available tools to get powerful audience data

• UK scheduling and shifting trends

• Find out why your Facebook page isn't performing and how to change it

• Explore content ideas and discover what your Facebook audience wants to see and why

• See why video content is more important than ever and how Live Video is changing our habits

Who should attend?

• Anyone with an interest in communicating a message to an audience in a community

• From beginner to advanced level, the session accounts for all knowledge levels

• Those wanting to monitor conversation on specific subjects important to a community

All members of the voluntary and community sector are welcome to attend. You can and book places by emailing community.focus@nwleicestershire.gov.uk or by telephoning 01530 454740. » Less

Posted: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:14 by Sam Lockwood

Be the voice of your community – Prospective Candidate Event – May 2019.

Be the voice of your community – Prospective Candidate Event – May 2019.

Be the Voice of Your Community aims to highlight the responsibilities and challenges of representing people in your communities. Being a councillor means you can play a part in shaping those services and make a difference to people's lives.

It's also about representing residents' views on a variety of issues and being a real voice for the community.

I would encourage people to attend one of the events being held to find out more about being a councillor. More »

Be the Voice of Your Community is part of a nationwide initiative to encourage potential community leaders in standing as a councillor.

The events are designed to help people find out what it takes to become a local councillor and will cover the nomination process and standing for election, the role of a councillor and what support is available, including allowances and training.

The event is to be held on Saturday, November 17, 10am – 12pm, Charnwood Borough Council - Council Offices, Southfield Road, LE11 2TX.

For further information or to book your place please call 01530 454511 or email: melanie.long@nwleicestershire.gov.uk. » Less

Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:33 by Sam Lockwood

HS2 - Environmental Statement and Equality Impact Assessment report

HS2 - Environmental Statement and Equality Impact Assessment report

The working draft Environmental Statement and Equality Impact Assessment reports for HS2 Phase 2b have now been published, see the links below.

HS2 Phase 2b working draft Environmental Statement

HS2 Phase 2b working draft Equality Impact Assessment Report

Please note both consultations will close at 23:45 on 21 December 2018.

Consultation events:

  • Thursday 1 November at Measham Leisure Centre 2-8pm
  • Thursday 15 November at Best Western Yew Lodge Hotel2-8pm

For further information on the consultations please visit our website www.hs2.org.uk/phase2b

Posted: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 13:43 by Sam Lockwood