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A day in the life of your council

Essential council services will soon be brought to life in 140 characters when staff get involved in a national tweetathon.

From collecting waste to providing support in the community, employees from Malvern Hills District Council will be tweeting their typical day on Wednesday 18 November in a national campaign named #OurDay. 

They will be among thousands of council workers nationwide to tweet using the hashtag #OurDay, to give residents an insight and to highlight the good work they do every day.

To keep up to date with the activities during this day simply follow Malvern Hills District Council via twitter @MHDCcomms, if you haven’t got a twitter account they will also be posting on Facebook www.facebook.com/MalvernHillsUK and a live feed will be available on  our website www.malvernhills.gov.uk/our-day.

During #OurDay last year over 8,000 twitter accounts participated, sending more than 10,000 tweets and reaching three million people.

Phil Grove, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council said: “This is a great opportunity for residents to understand the important work we do on a daily basis and to look beyond the most high profile services like collecting bins and dealing with planning issues.

“Day in day out our staff provide residents with a wide range of services that are at the heart of helping our communities function, many of them things people may not even be aware of.

“Last year was a real success and we enjoyed letting residents know about all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure top quality services.”

#OurDay has been organised by the Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, and the Knowledge Hub.

Councils are the most open and transparent part of the public sector and using social media is an easy and effective way to communicate with residents and answer any questions they may have.  Visit http://www.local.gov.uk/our-day for more information.