From bins to pot holes, social work to food safety, hundreds of vital local council services will be brought to life in 140 characters when councillors and staff from Cambridgeshire County, East and South Cambridgeshire District Councils take part in a national tweetathon tomorrow (Wednesday 26 November).

They will be among thousands nationwide to tweet using the hashtag #OurDay to give residents an insight into the hundreds of jobs councils do every day, from considering planning applications and fixing roads, to taking care of vulnerable people.

#OurDay has been organised by the Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales. The LGA is encouraging as many councillors and local authority staff as possible to take a couple of minutes out of their day to tell the world what they're up to as part of the 24-hour live tweetathon, from 00.01 on Wednesday, by using the #OurDay hashtag.

Mark Lloyd, Cambridgeshire County Council's Chief Executive said "Councils provide a huge variety of services every single day.  We'll be taking part in #OurDay to give residents an insight into the valuable work underway on their behalf.  You can follow us on Twitter @CambsCC"

John Hill, Chief Executive at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: "Local authorities touch the lives of their residents every day. Whether it is helping to keep someone in their home, planning for the future of the area or simply keeping the streets clean - we strive every day to make a difference. To see just a glimpse of what we do please follow us at @EastCambs."

Cllr David Whiteman-Downes, lead councillor for customer services at South Cambridgeshire District Council, said: "Our staff and councillors work hard every day to provide a massive range of services from collecting bins to providing homes. Follow #OurDay at @SouthCambs to get an overview of, and ask questions about, what we do for you and your community."

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