Yesterday saw us host the first in a whole series of Social Media Surgeries we’re involved in around Wolverhampton.
It took place in an area of the north east of the city called Low Hill. It was set up and managed like all other social media surgeries except instead of being supported by just one organisation, it’s being supported by a partnership of public sector organisations from across the city that includes council departments and housing associations.
The thinking behind this means we’re able to support a more diverse mix of people to benefit their communities and improve civic engagement across the city with input from lots of different areas.
Yesterday’s event was really well attended and, with support of “surgeons” from our public sector partners, were able to help:
- A Community Association and Tenants and Residents groups set up and manage Facebook pages.
- LNP safety coordinators and police officers who wanted some help with Twitter.
- A church group who needed WordPress advice.
One attendee on returning back to work even declared it the “best social media surgery ever“. I’m not sure we’re impartial enough to be the judge of that but I’m sure looking forward to the next one in Low Hill and the others due to be arranged across the city.