Celebrating local government
Released on 21 November 2017
From licensing to leisure centres, welfare services to waste and recycling, the hundreds of vital services of a council will be brought to life in tweets when councillors and staff from South Staffordshire Council take part in a tweetathon on Tuesday 21 November 2017.
They will be among thousands nationwide to tweet using the hashtag #OurDay, to give residents an insight into the hundreds of jobs that councils do every day, from collecting rubbish and fixing roads, to taking care of vulnerable people.
By the end of last year's #OurDay, over 9,000 Twitter accounts had participated, and the hashtag trended at number one on Twitter for most of the day. The campaign is organised by the Local Government Association which represents councils in England and Wales and councillors and local authority staff are encouraged 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.
Councillor Brian Edwards MBE, Leader of South Staffordshire Council, said, “#OurDay is a chance to reflect on 24 hours in the life of South Staffordshire Council and show our residents what council officers are doing every day to improve the quality of life in the district. Keep an eye on Twitter to find out more about the huge variety of vital services the council provides every day and the amazing work that is going on in local communities in South Staffordshire."
For further details contact
South Staffordshire District Council
Tel: 01902 696000