Council Hive is a package of tools and support to make it easy for local councils to communicate and engage effectively and compliantly with their communities.
Council Hive provides councils with communications and compliance training, masterclasses, resources, templates and expert professional advice - whenever you need it.
Council Hive: Council Communications and Compliance, Made Easy.
Parish and town councils have a lot to contend with. Clerks and officers are stretched for time and often work with limited resources.
When it comes to engaging and communicating with your community, it can be hard to know where to start, how to prioritise and where to focus efforts.
And when it comes to GDPR and FOI compliance, it can be tough to get things right. That's why local government experts Breakthrough Communications created Council Hive, a unique service designed exclusively for parish and towns councils.
Council Hive saves councils time and money, by making it easy to communicate and engage with your community, and to do so in a compliant way.
Clerks and council officers are all set up on our Council Hive Hub, from where all Council Hive services can be accessed, whenever you need them.
Clerks and officers can use the Council Hive Hub to:
Access on-demand, bitesize training videos
Download templates and resources
Watch easy to follow how-to guides
Sign up to a Council Hive Masterclass
Watch previous masterclass recordings
Request expert support or advice
Request new templates, resources or training
What's included with Council Hive?
Communications and Compliance Training and How-To Guides
Over 200 bitesize training videos, covering all aspects of council communications and compliance, from social media to newsletters, to GDPR to FOI - and so much more.
Communications and Compliance Live Masterclass Events
Deep-dive masterclasses in a range of local council communications and compliance topics. You also get access to the recordings and handouts afterwards.
Communications and Compliance Resources and Templates
Our resource packs, how-to guides and templates make use of local council best practice from across the country, to save busy Clerks and Officers time and effort.
Communications and Compliance Expert Advice and Support
Our team of local council communication and compliance experts are here for you, when you need us. Council Hive Premium includes unlimited professional support, all year round.
Communications and Compliance Bulletins and Best Practice
Communications and community engagement techniques evolve. Compliance legislation is ever-changing. We make it our mission to keep you updated and informed.
NEW: Council Hive magazine, delivered four times per year
New from Autumn 2023, Council Hive Magazine will be distributed to councils four times per year, packed full with case studies, how-to guides and so much more.