Council tweets make the national top ten on showcase day
Release date: 16 November 2016
Caption: Asset Surveyor Jasmine McWilliams, CDC Property and Estates Department, at work in Avening on 15 November.
Cotswold District Council is celebrating its very successful participation in a national social media campaign on Tuesday 15 November which highlighted the work of local authorities in the space of a working day. CDC posts were very popular and several tweets made the top ten nationally.
‘Our Day’ 2016 saw councils up and down the country tweeting about their activities and explaining the contribution that their services make to local communities. CDC sent 35 tweets during the day, many of which featured photographs of staff within the Trinity Road headquarters, in Moreton Area Centre or out and about the district.
Cllr Chris Hancock, the CDC Cabinet Member for Enterprise and Partnerships, was very pleased with the outcome:
“This was a real team effort coordinated by the Customer Services team at Trinity Road. Some of the Council’s postings on twitter really captured the imagination of the public, including: news about the building control team which reached over 21,000 twitter accounts; the role of our bulky waste contractor (over 17,500 accounts reached); and future planning by the leisure and communities team (over 12,000 accounts reached).”
“It’s useful to showcase the range of our services – it gives us a chance to explain what we offer and I think the public will have gained a better grasp of the sheer hard work we get through during a typical day. Local authorities across the country, including Cotswold, are always striving to improve relations with the public, and Our Day was a great opportunity for us to show that our staff are dedicated and professional - and also get a lot of satisfaction out of what they are doing.”
The range of tweets sent by CDC on 15 November can be viewed on twitter.