Celebrating local government: Mid Devon District Council is taking part in #OurDay
Posted on: 13 November 2018
From street care to social housing, parks to public health, the numerous essential services provided by the council will be brought to life when staff take part in a social media day on Tuesday 20 November.
They will be among thousands nationwide to post using the hashtag #OurDay, to give residents an insight into the numerous jobs councils do every day, from collecting rubbish and recycling, to safeguarding vulnerable people.
By the end of last year’s #OurDay just under 14,000 Twitter accounts had participated, and the hashtag trended at number one on Twitter for the largest part of the day.
#OurDay has been organised by the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England and Wales. The LGA is encouraging as many councillors and local authority staff 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 social media day, from 00.01 on Tuesday, by using the hashtag #OurDay.
Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Environment Clive Eginton, said:
“Every day our staff work tirelessly to provide residents with numerous services, many of which people may be unaware of. Councils aren’t just responsible for recycling and taking away residual waste, but for many essential services which keep our communities glued together, and #OurDay is a chance for residents to get a glimpse into the work we do in our communities.”My Council