What is social media and why does the Council use it?
Social media includes web and mobile based technologies which are used to turn communication into interactive dialogue among organisations, communities and individuals by sharing information, opinions, knowledge and interests. The Council encourages participation and engagement of social media, to help build local communities or networks in Surrey Heath. The Council can also reach wider audiences with useful service information and it also increases our online presence.
What social media does the Council use?
Twitter is a free online social networking service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets".
The Council has a number of Twitter accounts covering different service areas, these include:
- Main Council Twitter @Surrey Heath (Tweets include News, Events, Planning & Licensing Applications, general service updates.)
- Business Breakfast @SHBCbusiness
- Camberley Theatre @CamboTheatre
- Deepcut Development @DeepcutDev
- Surrey Heath Museum @SurreyHeathMuse
- Roary Recycles @RoaryRecycles (Twitter for the recycling tiger Roary)
Facebook is a free social networking service owned and operated by Facebook, Inc. The Council uses Facebook to connect and interact with local residents and businesses through informative posts and uploading photos.
The Council has a few Facebook accounts, these include:
- Surrey Heath
- Frimley Lodge Park
- Camberley Theatre
- Counter Fraud & Corporate Enforcement Team
- SHBC Business
YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, view and share videos. The Council produces video material of events and to help promote new services. View our YouTube videos
Flickr is an image and video hosting website. Surrey Heath Borough Council have a Flickr profile where we upload photographs of our services and related subjects such as events and borough wide images. View our uploaded photos on Flickr
SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform which allows collaboration, promotion and distribution of audio recordings. The Council also has an account on this site to promote any radio or other audio interviews. View our latest uploads on SoundCloud