Press office

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Communicating effectively is really important to us. We have a small communications team working on:

  • Brand management and corporate identity.
  • Developing and maintaining the website.
  • Endorsing plain English.
  • Issuing press releases.
  • Media and publicity protocols.
  • Media relations.
  • Producing and editing publications.
  • Social media.

The team works on a range of publications to ensure our residents, businesses and stakeholders are fully informed.


Parish Matters


Tewkesbury Borough News

Our newspaper is delivered to more than 38,000 households, which means adverts get seen by a really wide audience.


Purdah

From the start of the pre-election period ('purdah'), the council must comply with restrictions outlined in Section 2 of the Local Government Act 1986. The act defines publicity as "any communication, in whatever form, addressed to the public at large or to a section of the public."

Generally, the act says that we should "not publish any material which, in whole, or in part, appears to be designed to affect public support for a political party."

The Code of Practice recommends that authorities should generally not issue any publicity which seeks to influence voters and that publicity relating to individuals involved directly in the election should not be published unless expressly authorised by statute.


Contact

To contact our press office, please telephone 01684 272022 or email our communications officer at Samantha.hammond@tewkesbury.gov.uk.