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Council Showcases Public Services in #OurDay

Published Thursday, 23 November 2017

From Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to zoo licences, the A to Z of services offered by Ribble Valley Borough Council came to life in a tweetathon this week.

The council joined local authorities across the UK to tweet using the hashtag #OurDay to give residents an insight into the hundreds of jobs councils do every day.

Over 14,000 Twitter accounts across the UK participated in the event generating 45,000 tweets that reached over 31million people and Ribble Valley Borough Council’s 45 tweets were viewed 26,000 times.

Ribble Valley Borough Council leader Ken Hind said: “#OurDay was a chance to reflect on 24 hours in the life of Ribble Valley Borough Council.

“It was a great way for us to show residents what our officers do day in, day out, come rain or shine, to improve their quality of life.

“The day was a huge success, with the most popular letter being Z for zoo licences in relation to the popular Bowland Boar Park, which attracted some hilarious pig-related banter from across the UK.

“We thoroughly enjoyed being part of the #OurDay conversation, which shed a light on the work carried out on behalf of the community by our dedicated officers.”

#OurDay was organised by the Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales.

You can follow Ribble Valley on Twitter at @RibbleValleyBC


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