Hundreds of vital local services of a council will be brought to life in 140 characters with New Forest District Council taking part in a tweetathon today, Wednesday 18 November.
Thousands of local government organisations nationwide will tweet using the hashtag #OurDay, to give residents an insight into the hundreds of jobs councils do every day.
During #OurDay last year over 8,000 twitter accounts participated, sending more than 10,000 tweets and reaching 3 million people.
#OurDay has been organised by the Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, and the Knowledge Hub. The LGA is encouraging local authorities as possible to take a couple of minutes out of their day to tell the world what they’re up to as part of a 24-hour live tweetathon, today, by using the hashtag #OurDay.
Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA’s Improvement and Innovation Board, said: “It’s important that councils explain what they do and that residents get a chance to hear some of the stories behind the huge variety of vital work that is put into practice from town halls up and down the country on a daily basis.
“Councils make a real difference in their communities, but much of what we do is out of sight. #OurDay is a chance to reflect 24 hours in the life of a council, from providing care for the most vulnerable in our local community to cleaning our streets.”