Council presses play on YouTube channel
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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