JNCC’s use of social media


This page explains how the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) uses social media. The JNCC uses the following sites under these named accounts:


Twitter: twitter.com/JNCC_UK (link)


Our Twitter account is managed by the JNCC Communications Team on behalf of colleagues across the organisation. If you follow us, you can expect tweets and regular updates covering some or all of the following:

·         news stories and press releases

·         information on consultations and surveys

·         information on events and meetings

·         additions to the JNCC website

·         new publications and reports

·         retweets of notable announcements by UK Government departments, devolved administrations, country nature conservation bodies and other organisations of relevance to the work of the JNCC. Retweets are not endorsements.


We will update and monitor our Twitter account during office hours, Monday to Friday (not including public holidays). Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to downtime.


Who JNCC will follow or add

If you choose to follow or add JNCC we will not automatically follow or add you back. We may follow or add organisations and individuals of relevance to JNCC but this does not imply endorsement of any kind.

JNCC reserves the right to unfollow or remove accounts believed to be malicious or spam. Following or adding an account does not imply endorsement of any kind by JNCC.


Messages and posts

JNCC’s Twitter account is not intended as a channel to receive complaints or queries. The best way to contact JNCC is by emailing comment@jncc.gov.uk or by calling 01733 562626.

Our Twitter stream is not intended to be used by the media to contact us. If you are a member of the media and have an enquiry, you should contact JNCC’s Communications Team on 01733 866839 or email communications@jncc.gov.uk.

JNCC will listen to comments, messages and feedback online. We will respond on specific issues where we feel this is appropriate, and will ensure that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people in JNCC.

JNCC will not engage on issues of party politics.


Using hashtags #

JNCC may refer to existing hashtags that are in common use. We may also create hashtags where appropriate. The use of hashtags does not imply endorsement of any kind.


Security and privacy

As social networking sites such as Twitter are inherently public, JNCC strongly recommends that you do not discuss any personal or financial information. We cannot respond to individual queries relating to individual people, individual businesses, or individual issues. JNCC reserves the right to block communications from others that are causing security or privacy risks. We will never ask for any personal details to be shared over our social media channels.

We reserve the right to remove any social media site we use at any time.