A day in the life of Hertfordshire County Council

Published: 23 Nov 2017


Tuesday 21 November was #OurDay and Hertfordshire County Council staff took to social media to share a snapshot of their day and to help celebrate local government.

Tweets were published by staff from a bright and early time to late in the day, with the county council tweets alone reaching an estimated 20,000 people.

Staff shared some of the work that goes on behind the scenes in Hertfordshire communities that keep the cogs turning, traffic moving, schools open and our residents safe and well.

David Williams, Leader of the Council, said: “Reading through some of the tweets, it was clear that while we are facing huge pressures, our staff are working hard to maintain the quality of our services and ensure our residents get the best value for money from their council tax.”

I’m extremely proud of our staff for how hard they work every single day.”

#OurDay entries came from a huge range of staff, from our partner Waste Aware Hertfordshire to Youth Connexions, public health professionals and libraries.

#OurDay is an annual tweetathon for local government that gives residents an insight into the hundreds of jobs councils do every day.

On Twitter @hertscc has over 90,000 followers, while on Facebook, over 8,100 people follow the county council to get regular updates on what the council is doing to help residents of Hertfordshire.

Councillor Williams added: “Social media is such a great tool for people to learn more about what Hertfordshire County Council is doing to help their community, I’d encourage everyone to get online and start following us on Twitter and Facebook.”

“If you are interested in how we spend your council tax, I would urge you to visit our website and take part in the online survey to have your say on the 2018/19 budget.”

The final budget and council tax levy will be agreed at Full Council on 20 February 2018. You can give your views in our online survey before the end of Sunday 17 December 2017.

Follow the conversation on Twitter by following @hertscc #YourCouncilMatters