Celebrating local government on OurDay

Published: Tuesday, 12th November 2019

From emptying bins to maintaining parks, licensing taxis to administering elections, the hundreds of vital services that a council does will be brought to life when Oxford City Council takes part in a national social media marathon on Tuesday 19 November.


The City Council will be among many nationwide who will be participating online using the hashtag, #OurDay, to give residents an insight into some of the jobs councils do every day. By the end of last year’s OurDay over 10,000 Twitter accounts had participated, and the hashtag trended at number one on Twitter for most of the day.

#OurDay has been organised by the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England and Wales. The LGA is encouraging as many local authorities as possible to tell the country what they are up to as part of a 24-hour live social media marathon by using the hashtag #OurDay. 

“We are really pleased to be taking part in OurDay and in doing so highlight the amazing, and sometimes overlooked, work that council staff do for our community.  We're looking forward to being part of the OurDay conversation and to hear from residents on Facebook and Twitter.”

Oxford City Council's Chief Executive, Gordon Mitchell.

“As the commercial arm of the City Council we’re very proud of the services we provide to almost 150,000 residents and are looking forward to joining our City Council colleagues to use OurDay to highlight the work we do.”

Simon Howick, Managing Director of ODS

For more information on #OurDay visit the Local Government Association website.