The media team writes proactive press releases, handles media enquiries and drafts responses, and organises interviews, photocalls, press conferences and press briefings. The team also manages the council’s Twitter feed and helps to prepare communications strategies.

Each media officer is responsible for specific areas of the council as follows:

Name Title Tel no Responsibilities
Joanne Cooke Principal Media Officer 01204 333582
  • Chief Executive's - budget and council tax, council buildings, HR, elections, diversity
  • Neighbourhood Services - community safety, licensing, parks and play areas
  • Waste and Fleet - bins
Salma Nakhuda Media Officer 01204 331015
  • Development and Regeneration - town centres, economy, housing, big events, planning, and regeneration schemes
  • Highways and Transport - parking, roads and gritting
  • Community Services - markets, school meals, cemeteries, social needs transport
Karen Spibey Media Officer 01204 332064
  • Adult Social Care
  • Culture - libraries and museums
  • Albert Halls
  • Children's services - schools, early years, looked after children and safeguarding

The team does not provide out of hours cover, except in the event of an emergency.

Media Team

Communications And Marketing

Third Floor

The Wellsprings

Victoria Square



Telephone 01204 331015
Telephone 01204 332064
Telephone 01204 332503
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