13/11/17: Residents are in for a tweet treat

Do you think that your local district council only deals with planning and empties bins? Then you're in for a surprise on 21 November when Breckland Council officers will be tweeting about their work as part of #OurDay, a country-wide Local Government Association initiative to raise awareness through social media of the huge range of services provided to residents by local councils.

From monitoring air pollution levels, enforcing planning conditions and advising local businesses, to removing fallen trees, dealing with stray dogs, licensing taxis and assessing food hygiene standards, Breckland officers carry out a diverse range of duties and you can learn more about their day-to-day work from their real-time tweets on the day.

Cllr William Nunn, Leader of Breckland Council said: "While bin collection and planning are an important element of the services we provide for residents, they only represent a small part of our work. I welcome this opportunity to let residents know more about the wide range of services we provide."

The first #OurDay was held on November 2012, as part of the UK's contribution to International Social Media Week, and more and more councils are taking part every year.

Cllr Nunn continued: "We're building on the success of Breckland's participation in previous #OurDay tweetathons and plan to record and tweet some video clips this year. I hope that our residents who use Twitter will take this opportunity to find out more about the work of our officers by following @BreckCouncil tweets on 21 November."

More information about #OurDay can be found on the Local Government Association website www.local.gov.uk/our-day. To learn more about the work of council officers nationwide, follow the #OurDay2017 hashtag.