Facebook and Twitter
Information about our online communities and social networking pages
Online communities are websites that enable people who share a common interest to interact with each other. We use Facebook and Twitter to communicate with local residents and businesses.
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council 'tweets' a few times a day about news and events. You can follow us at:
www.twitter.com/welhatcouncil (external website, opens in new window)
Facebook is a free social networking website. Users can join networks organised by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people.
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council uses Facebook to promote the latest news, events campaigns and consultations. You can 'like' us at:
www.facebook.com/welwynhatfield (external website, opens in new window)
We also operate pages specifically for other areas of the council:
Please follow safe surfing guidelines when using the Internet and Facebook.
The presence of any advertisement on online communities is not an endorsement of the authenticity or quality of the goods, services or website and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council will not be held responsible for any claims arising in that respect.
In the six week run up to an election - local, general or European - councils have to very careful not to do or say anything that could seen in any way to support any political party or candidate. We will continue to publish important service announcements using social media but may have to remove responses if they are to party political issues.
Rules and guidelines
Most online communities have their own rules and guidelines, which we will always follow. We reserve the right to remove any contributions that break the rules or guidelines of the relevant community, or any of the following:
Please take care not to make libellous statements. In law this means a statement that lowers the reputation of a person or organisation in the eyes of a reasonable person. By publishing such a statement we can both get into serious trouble. We will therefore take down any statement that could be deemed to be libellous.
Please report any offensive comments to the Web team.
This page was last updated on 20/11/2012