Council on 24 hour Twitter initiative

EAST Dunbartonshire Council is joining forces with local authorities across Scotland to give residents an insight into how they work.

This is the second year of this initiative called Twitter 24 and will see the council involved in the national social media event which will take place from noon on Tuesday September 18, until noon the following day.

The event aims to raise awareness about the breadth and complexity of services offered by councils. During the 24 hour initiative, the Council will tweet useful information for residents, allowing its Twitter followers a unique view of the daily scope of activities.

East Dunbartonshire Council Leader Rhondda Geekie will also be holding a question and answer session from 1pm-2pm on September 18 to allow residents to ask questions direct via Twitter.

The Council has increased its followers on its Twitter feed, @EDCouncil, to over 2,000 since it began tweeting at the start of 2011 and hopes to build on this during the 24 event.

Councillor Rhondda Geekie, said: “We are always looking for ways to engage with our residents to let them know about our services and also find out what they think about local issues. This is an excellent way to engage with local people to let them know about the sheer range of services we provide.”

Follow the council on Twitter @EDCouncil or like it on www.facebook.com/edunbartonshirecouncil