Posted: Wed 10th Feb 2016

Council presses play on YouTube channel

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 10th, 2016

Bridgend County Borough Council has launched a YouTube channel to share videos online with local residents. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The local authority will use the popular video sharing website to post clips about council and community news, as well as information about local events. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A range of short films are already available on the new channel, from heart-warming moments from last summer’s A Level and GCSE results days, to footage from the council’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day event which was held at the Sony Theatre at Bridgend College last Friday 5 February. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The channel is expected to bolster the council’s growing social media presence, with more than 10,000 followers across its established Facebook and Twitter accounts. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

And with major regeneration projects such as the Rhiw development in Bridgend and Porthcawl’s Jennings Building underway in the county borough, social media-savvy residents can expect to see exclusive and behind-the-scenes content on the new YouTube channel during the coming months. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Mike Gregory, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “Most people have a smartphone, tablet device or computer these days, and using social media puts the council at many of our residents’ fingertips. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We’ve established Facebook and Twitter accounts during recent years, and our new YouTube channel will add an extra dimension to our social media presence. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“People are watching more and more videos online, and it’s important that we are tuned into how our residents want access council information. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This new YouTube channel will give residents an insight into the council from a fresh perspective, and hopefully allow us to connect with new groups of local residents.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you’d like to subscribe to the council’s new channel, please visit YouTube and search for ‘BridgendCBC’. You can also like the council at www.facebook.com/bridgendcbc, or follow ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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