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Putting Your Council on Facebook

Putting Your Council on Facebook

We will guide you through the process of creating a Facebook profile and page, posting to and administering the page, finding and engaging with followers, and liking and engaging with other organisations’ pages. We will also work through the process of setting up and administering a Facebook Group.

Event date Tue 3 Nov 2020 4:30 pm
Event Ends Tue 3 Nov 2020 6:30 pm
Registered 14
Available places 0
Registration closes Mon 2 Nov 2020 8:00 am
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker James Hughes
Location WALC Zoom Room

4.15 pm

Zoom Meeting Room

will be opened.

4.30 pm

Course Overview

  • Why Bother: A look at why organisations use Facebook, and the differences between Pages and Groups
  • Setting Up a Facebook Page: How to set up your Facebook Page profile, and a look at the key Page settings.
  • Setting Up a Facebook Group: How to create a group, add group members and choose your privacy settings.
  • Putting Your Page or Group to use: How top Post to your Page or Group, like other Pages as your Page, post comments, find and engage with followers and members.
  • Security and safety: A look at how to keep your details secure, and how to deal with and/or avoid inappropriate or misuse of your Page or Group (including blocking and muting individuals etc.).


1 CPD Points

Record of attendance at training events is required when applying for the Local Council Awards Scheme


£25.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Non-member fee £50.00

Help with Delegate’s Fees

WALC will subsidise member councils

  • Members with a budgeted income up to £15,000 will get half price for all delegates
  • Members with a budgeted income between £15,001 & £30,000 can send two for the price of one
  • due to the low capacity of the course we cannot offer subsidies to larger Councils



Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 5 days before the event for a full refund of the fee. Substitute delegate(s) may be named at any time up to the event.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

Please read

Full terms and conditions of registration

To attend this session

you will need

A Zoom account (a free account is fine). please ensure you register for the event in the usual way using the same email address you use for your Zoom account.

A suitable device for attending the session with a speaker, camera and microphone; laptops and tablets are ideal.


James Hughes

Councillor and Clerk

James currently serves as a Parish Councillor in Meriden and as Clerk for Keresley Parish Council.
Encouraging and engaging young people in the work of Parish Councils is one of James’ key aims during his term as a Councillor and encouraging councils to reflect the full breadth of the community they serve. James is currently studying International Relations at Coventry University and hopes to continue his work with Parish Councils on a wider local and national basis after completing his studies.

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