For 24 hours on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, Knowsley Council took to Twitter to give residents a rare glimpse behind the scenes of a typical day in local government.
If you’ve ever wondered what your local council does on a typical day, then the hundreds of tweets posted by the council, various different services and even individual employees, provided a snapshot of the kind of work that goes on every day.
There were tweets shared by services as diverse as libraries, dog wardens, highways, building control, Family First, social care, road safety, school meals, town centres, street cleaning, street lighting, security and customer services.
Knowsley Council was one of hundreds of local authorities up and down the country who took to the social media platform around the clock on #OurDay, which is organised by the Local Government Association.
The annual ‘tweetathon’ started at midnight and the council encouraged anyone working for it to tweet photographs, video, statistics and information about the work they were doing using the hashtag #OurDay.
In total more than 300 tweets were shared about Knowsley on the day, seen by more than 100,000 people.
All year round, the council uses its Twitter account to let people know what they are doing for the residents and businesses in the borough – it’s also a way for you to contact it and ask questions, make comments or give feedback. So if you aren’t already following the council, you will find it at @KnowsleyCouncil.
In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of Knowsley’s #OurDay tweets from 2017: