Published on 15th November 2019

Colourful #OurDay logo

From parks to planning, recycling to licensing, the hundreds of vital services the council provides will be brought to life when officers from Cheltenham Borough Council take part in a social media marathon on Tuesday 19 November.

They will be among thousands nationwide to participate online using the hashtag #OurDay, to give residents an insight into the hundreds of jobs councils do every day.

By the end of last year’s #OurDay, over 10,000 Twitter accounts had participated, and the hashtag trended at number one on Twitter for most of the day.

Tim Atkins, managing director for place and growth at the borough council said: “We are really pleased to join in and showcase our work through #OurDay. It is a great way to show what council staff are doing every day to improve the quality of life of our residents.”

#OurDay has been organised by the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England and Wales. The LGA is encouraging as many local authority staff as possible to take a couple of minutes out of their day to tell the world what they are up to as part of a social media marathon.

Follow Cheltenham Borough Council on twitter @CheltenhamBC.