Join our #ScottishCCs Twitter Hour on 7 March 2017

News story posted: 20/02/2017

We are hosting a Scottish Community Councils Hour on Twitter on 7 March 2017, focusing on the topic of Engaging the Wider Community. Starting at 8pm, we will tweet questions over the course of an hour, encouraging community councils on Twitter to get involved by tweeting using the hashtag #ScottishCCs.


The Scottish Community Councils website, which is managed by Improvement Service and supported with funding by Scottish Government, is a resource to support both experienced community councillors and people looking to learn more about community councils, through news, funding opportunities, events, and other relevant information and guidance.


We previously hosted our very first Scottish Community Councils Hour on Twitter on 8 November 2016. Over the course of last Hour, lots of advice was shared along with many examples of the fantastic work done by community councils across Scotland. Some of the main themes were local community engagement and how to create better digital engagement. We have collected most of the conversations from the first Twitter hour in a Storify story, which you can see at https://storify.com/ImprovServ/scottishccs-twitter-hour-8th-november-2016.


Scottish Community Councils Hours aim to create a space where community councils can share knowledge, discuss experiences, and network, and also to raise awareness of the great work community councils do and encourage others to get involved locally.


To give you time to prepare, the times and questions for Scottish Community Councils Hour are listed below. Remember to include an A for answer and the number of the question that you’re answering (e.g. A3: We’d like to… or A6: We could do…) and #ScottishCCs in your answer. The Twitter event aims to be a live and interactive session so please do not tweet your answers before the questions have been tweeted on 7 March. If you can’t attend at that time, we’d still be happy to receive your answers following the event as replies to our tweets.


8:00pm - Q1 Introduce yourself. Who are you and where are you tweeting from?


8:05pm - Q2 What are your best ways to engage with your community?


8:15pm - Q3 Who would your community council like to better engage with?


8:25pm - Q4 What do you think your community council could achieve through better engagement?


8:35pm - Q5 What do you think are barriers to getting involved in community council work?


8:45pm - Q6 How do you think your community council can help overcome engagement barriers?


Please remember to use #ScottishCCs in the tweets to help others follow the conversations.

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