By Jessica Micallef
Hume council is hoping social media can bring the community together.
The council has launched its Hume Together campaign to encourage residents to use the hashtag #HumeTogether on social media platforms to help spread positivity and achievements that happen within Hume.
To stay connected, library story times will move to online and fitness classes hosted by Hume’s leisure centre instructors will be also live streamed to help keep residents active during self isolation.
Hume mayor Carly Moore said the council was committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of its community while still providing some services remotely to residents.
“While these activities are not currently taking place and social distancing is a necessity at this time, we do not want it to lead to loneliness and isolation,” she said.
“The Hume Together campaign seeks to support Hume residents during these difficult times by creating other ways for them to participate in positive and uplifting activities.
“Along with new ways to connect and enjoy council programs, the campaign will also continue to inform residents of the many regular services that are still currently available.
“Over the coming days, weeks and maybe even months, you will start seeing … the hashtag #HumeTogether on our social media channels.
“Join the conversation, spread the positivity and take full advantage of the council’s services that will connect our community socially at a time when we need to be a little more distant than normal.
For more information on programs and services that will be made available and online visit hume.vic.gov.au/humetogether.
Fitness classes will be live streamed at Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre’s Facebook page, while online storytimes can be viewed at Hume Libraries’ Facebook page.