SBC continues to engage with Borderers through social media
Graham Ford • Published 11 Sep 2012 09:30
Following the success of last year's national Twitter 24 project, Scottish Borders Council (SBC) will once again be using the social media platform to give the local community an insight into a day in the life of the Council.
From noon on Tuesday, September 18 to noon on Wednesday, September 19 local authorities throughout Scotland will tweet about the services they deliver using the hashtag #mycouncil.
Councillor David Parker, Leader of SBC, said: "We are once again looking forward to getting involved in Twitter 24, which is now in its second year. This innovative event gives people across Scotland a valuable insight into the wide range of services provided by councils.
"It's an excellent opportunity to engage with Borderers through social media, which continues to grow as an important communication tool."
Chief Executive Tracey Logan added: "We are always looking for ways to engage with our residents, to let them know about our services, and to find out what they think about local issues. I hope people in the Borders will join in by tweeting with the #mycouncil hashtag when they speak to council staff or use one of our services during the 24 hour period."
The Council will be tweeting hourly facts and information about its services, as well as hosting a Q&A session about SBC's budget with David Parker from 6pm to 7pm on September 18 to engage directly with service users. People are being asked to tweet their questions by using the hashtag #askDP.
Twitter is a micro-blogging social network where users can post tweets of up to 140 characters. These often contain links to other content such as website pages and photographs. Follow SBC on Twitter @scotborders.
People without a Twitter account can still follow what's happening by visiting www.twitter.com/scotborders
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