Social Media Success

This week 70 representatives from a range of voluntary organisations, community groups as well as Parish and Town Councils attended two ‘Introduction to Social Media’ sessions which were organised and facilitated by Faustina Bayo of Action in rural Sussex.

Attendees were provided with a detailed insight into Social Media strategies as well as the practical use of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter by the widely experienced and energetic Becky Slack from Slack Communications. The sessions identified the positive value of such tools, particularly those seeking to engage with the community, raise their profile and participate in dialogue with others.

The half day events, one at Beeson House in Southwater and one at Uckfield Civic Centre were developed in response to individuals and organisations expressing an interest in Social Media tools. They offered a low cost and informal introduction to both the concepts and their practical application and were positively received by participants.

For more information on the detail of these events or to express an interest in attending similar events in the future, please contact Faustina Bayo, Community Development Officer on (01273) 407320 or alternatively via

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