Bournemouth celebrates local government by taking part in #OurDay

Posted on Monday 20th November 2017

From potholes to parks, social work to signage, the hundreds of vital services of a council will be brought to life in 140 characters when councillors and staff from Bournemouth Borough Council take part in a tweetathon on Tuesday 21 November.

The council will be among thousands nationwide to tweet using the hashtag #OurDay, to give residents an insight into the hundreds of jobs 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.

#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 tweetathon, from 00.01 on Tuesday, by using the hashtag #OurDay.

Councillor Paul Bettison OBE, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Improvement and Innovation Board, said:

“#OurDay is a chance to reflect on 24 hours in the life of Bournemouth Council.

“We are really pleased that Bournemouth is taking part in #OurDay, a nationwide event for all councils, councillors and staff to get involved in, to highlight the amazing work that is going on in their communities.

“Councils are the most efficient, open and transparent part of the public sector and we’re looking forward to being part of the #OurDay conversation and to hear from residents on Facebook, Twitter and social media.”

Bournemouth Borough Council can be followed on Twitter @bournemouthbc