Social media

Three Rivers District Council - Press and Social Media Protocol 2018 (docx)

Do you use Facebook, Twitter or YouTube? Come and find us online and join in the conversation. You can use social media to ask us questions, share news and events and stay informed of Council related news and activities.

Twitter  Facebook  Instagram  YouTube

Rules and guidelines  Libel  Pre-election publicity rules  Safety when using the internet


You can follow us @ThreeRiversDC. We also have Twitter accounts for some of our leisure activities. Click on the links below to visit and ‘follow’ them

@artistsmeet  @Watersmeet  @3RiversLeisure


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. Three Rivers District Council uses Facebook to raise awareness of campaigns and consultations and to publish local news and events.

You can ‘like’ your area using the links below:

Three Rivers District Council  Abbots Langley  South Oxhey

We also have Facebook pages for some of our leisure activities. Click on the links below to visit and ‘like’ them

Watersmeet  Three Rivers Leisure 


Instagram is a free photo sharing app, which allows you to transform your images by applying filters and effects. To start following our page, you will need a personal Instagram account.  The page will be used to showcase the best of Three Rivers, ranging from its beautiful parks, the services the council provides and the wide range of events enjoyed by our diverse communities.  Follow us at


YouTube is a free online video sharing application. Three Rivers District Council uses YouTube to share videos about the work it does, its people and events. You can view our YouTube channel


LinkedIn, business-oriented social networking service which connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights. For more information, visit

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:

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

We also have internal guidelines for staff and Councillors. Three Rivers District Council Press and Social Media Protocol


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 publicity rules

In the six week run up to an election - local or general - 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 overtly party political.

Safety when using the internet

Please exercise safe surfing guidelines when using the Internet and social media. Some helpful guides are listed below.

Safe surfing links from the Internet Watch Foundation
How to use Facebook's privacy settings

The presence of any advertisement on online communities is not an endorsement of the authenticity or quality of the goods, services or website and Three Rivers District Council will not be held responsible for any claims arising in that respect.