Social networking services

We provide a range of social networking sites and services. The following list provides information about our official social networking sites and presences. If you have any queries about the use of our online services or wish to report any concerns, please contact webmaster@warwickshire.gov.uk.

If you find any other social networking sites or presences which may claim to be provided by Warwickshire County Council, which do not appear on this page, they are not an officially approved council site and should not be taken to be representative of the council.

Blogs

A Big Bang – ICT Strategy blog – provides updates on technical developments that the council is exploring to inform its ICT Strategy for the future.

Open Data blog – provides updates on datasets released by us, along with discussions, news and ways people are using this data.

Warwickshire Observatory blog – provides updates about statistical research and analysis.

Website project and development blog – provides updates and information on our online service developments and improvements, as well as helping to gain customer feedback on these.

Library Consultation – blog to accompany the consultation on the future of Warwickshire libraries.

Safe In Warwickshire – information from the Community Safety Team about local activities and initiatives to help people feel safer. Members of the team blog regularly about local projects to reduce crime and protect communities, crime stats, work taking place to prevent domestic abuse and reduce the number of people affected by substance misuse, and much more.

Twitter

Warwickshire Direct – customer service information for across the county.

Fire and Rescue – the official Twitter site for all Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service news.

WCC Jobs – Latest Warwickshire County Council Jobs.

Country Parks – news and events for our country parks across the county.

Warwickshire Trading Standards – advice, information and updates on fair trading, safety, under aged sales and animal health.

School Closure alerts – our twitter feed for school closure alerts.

Warwickshire County Council news – daily press releases, photographs and short videos about news in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire County Council procurement – alerts and updates about new contracts and tendering opportunities relating to Warwickshire County Council.

Enjoy Warwickshire tourist updates – tourist information and updates from the Enjoy Warwickshire partnership website (partnership supported by Warwickshire County Council).

Warwickshire Family Information – information updates from Warwickshire family services about things happening around the county, news, support and resources for families.

WCC Bus Services – Warwickshire school and public bus information and updates.

Warwickshire Museum Service – updates on Warwickshire’s Museum Services from Oisin, a Giant Irish Deer who lives in the Warwick Market Hall Museum.

Libraries – news and events from Warwickshire Libraries, across the county.

Information for schools – all the latest on schools and education information in Warwickshire, mainly aimed at teachers and schools

Open Data – Twitter feed for the Warwickshire County Council Open Data initiative.

Warwickshire Observatory – Twitter feed for the Warwickshire Observatory.

Learning and Development service – updates for people working with & caring for adults, children, young people & their families.

Beta iPhone application – updates on the council’s technical investigations into using iPhone / mobile device applications.

Facebook

Warwickshire Library and Information Service – helping you to find books, events and information in libraries near you.

WCC Jobs – latest Warwickshire County Council Jobs.

Warwickshire Museum – celebrating the archaeology, natural history, geology and social history of Warwickshire.

Stratford Park and Ride – the Stratford park and ride has free parking all day with buses every 10-15 minutes which go directly to Stratford Town Centre.

County Music service – we provide lots of opportunities for young people to come together and make music at our music centres by providing a whole range of activities such as bands, choirs and orchestras.

Family Information – discussions topics and information updates from Warwickshire family services about things happening around the county, news, support and resources for families.

Warwickshire News – latest press releases from the Warwickshire News team.

YouTube

YouTube Channel for Warwickshire County Council – online videos produced by or for the council are available through the council’s YouTube channel.

YouTube Channel for Enjoy Warwickshire – online videos produced by or for ‘Enjoy Warwickshire’ are available via YouTube.

Flickr

Warwickshire Direct photostream – images that are displayed through the Warwickshire Direct website, showcasing services and experiences behind them.

Creative Warwickshire photostream – a group for anyone in Warwickshire to share images and videos of artwork (professional or amateur, dance, drama, film, fashion, animation, visual arts, writing, crafts, photography or otherwise) – maintained by our County Arts Service.

Enjoy Warwickshire photostream – Enjoy Warwickshire’s photo gallery (partnership supported by Warwickshire County Council).

Audioboo

Audioboo site for Warwickshire County Council News – sound clips, interviews and other audio relating to news stories and press releases from Warwickshire County Council

Other sites

We-Learn Portal – secure online portal for pupils, parents and schools staff.


Social networking policy and advice

The growth of social networking services, such as blogs, discussion forums and wikis, is changing the way that public services think about engaging with citizens online.

It is important that where the council provides or is involved in social networking services, we act professionally and responsibly.

The following policies set out how all council representatives will be expected act when using social networking services. The policies also set out how the council will act responsibly to promote the safety of everyone who uses social networking services as part of a council service.

Social Network Use Policy (PDF, 160.47 KB) Corporate E Safety Policy (PDF, 179.8 KB)

Social networking services was last updated on May 15, 2014.