Council keen to show how social media can help

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BUCKS County Council will be showing people at Bucks County Show how it is using social media like Twitter, Facebook and other new technologies, to keep residents up to date, give information and help them access services.

Members and officers will at the show on Thursday, September 1, to demonstrate how the county council is making use of the new technologies – from the its opposition to the proposed HS2 high-speed railway line, to E-audio storytime for children.

County council vice chairman Marion Clayton said: “Three quarters of our residents have access to the internet at home and nine out of 10 actually use the internet. Extending digital means of communication enables people to get information at a time that suits them, rather than being restricted to office hours, and it keep costs down for the taxpayer.”

There will also be a demonstration on how Telecare speech and language therapy can help stroke survivors, a Love Food Hate Waste demonstration, a Roald Dahl children’s gallery activity, the Youth Space Bus with on-board internet gaming and the Green Park Outdoors climbing wall.