Communicating via Social Media

People using phones for social media

At Cannock Chase Council our main social media sites are Facebook, X and Instagram where you will find posts covering our latest news, shared content from partner organisations, and occasional shared news relevant to the communities we serve.

We have a YouTube channel where we post Council videos. 

We have a limited presence on Nextdoor and LinkedIn.


X is a free social networking service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise known as X's), which are text-based posts.

Cannock Chase Council posts a few times a day about news and events.

Follow us on X


Facebook is a free social networking website. Users can join networks by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people.

Cannock Chase Council uses Facebook to post its news and updates, promote its campaigns and consultations, and share information from its key partners.

Like us on Facebook!


YouTube is an online video sharing application.

Cannock Chase Council uses YouTube to share videos about the work it does, its people and its events.

View our YouTube channel

Our social media guidelines

We reserve the right to remove any contributions we see on our social media feeds that break our guidelines. We ask you to:

  • Be civil, tasteful and relevant.
  • Not post messages that are unlawful, libellous, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented or racially offensive.
  • Not to swear.
  • Not to post content copied from elsewhere, for which you do not own the copyright.
  • Not to post the same message, or very similar messages, more than once (also called spamming).
  • Not to publicise your, or anyone else's, personal information, such as contact details.
  • Not to advertise products or services; and
  • Not to impersonate someone else.


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.

Pre-Election Period

In the run up to an election - local or parliamentary - councils have to very careful not to do or say anything that could be seen in any way to support any political party or candidate. The period is known as the Pre-Election Period. We will continue to publish important service announcements using social media but may have to remove responses if they are overtly party political.


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