Local government on Twitter!

by Dave on June 16, 2008

in Twittering

I’m delighted to note that Stratford-on-Avon District Council has its own account on Twitter. What is even better is that they display the badge on their homepage!

This is just the sort of intiative that we’re looking for in various places, like the Social Media CoP, for example. Fine, there are arguments about Twitter, in terms of how many folk actually use it, its notorious flakiness, etc etc… but sometime you just have to give things a go. And it’s great that someone in local government is doing just that.

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1 Paul H June 16, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Excellent – my tax dollars at work (Southam bizarrely is in Stratford DC) I’m following them now

2 Dave June 16, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Hi Paul

Yeah, it’s great stuff. Let’s hope other folk in the Stratford area take it up. What will be really interesting is if people start to use it as a feedback tool!

Next time you want to know when your bins are being emptied, text a tweet to @StratfordDC!

3 Simon Berry June 18, 2008 at 8:35 am

Hi Dave – thanks for highlighting this. I will be able to use this in my lunchtime session today at CLG which, coincidentally, is on Twitter.

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