#OurDay 2018

A day for local government to come together for the biggest ever online celebration of the people who keep our communities running.


This year's #OurDay will take place on 20 November!

The 24 hour social media marathon gives everyone who works or volunteers in local public services the chance to share their stories of how they improve the quality of life of residents. 

Last year more people, local authorities and other organisations than ever took part. Close to 14,000 contributors posted 45,083 tweets, reaching more than 31 million people.

As a result, #OurDay trended number 1 in the UK for the largest part of the day, as well as first worldwide in the English language, and this year is going to be bigger than ever! 

We’re gearing up for the best #OurDay yet and we need your help. As you may remember last year we featured an A-Z of council services and this year we want to put together an A-Z of council officers (by first name). So, if you would like us to feature a colleague, please send over a photo of them at work, with a short description of their job.

We also want to see your best local government memes which we are going to compile into a top ten. You can send photos and memes to ourday@local.gov.uk. We’re also keen to hear about what you’ve got planned so get in touch and if you need some inspiration check out our favourite posts from last year.

Keep an eye on this page over the coming weeks, and follow us on twitter at @LGAComms, to find out what we've got planned. 

 #OurDay assets are now available!

Visit our image library and use the login details below to access, images, video, draft content and more. 

Username – ourday
Password – ourday2018

Don't see what you need? Tell us! Email our.day@local.gov.uk and we'll see what we can do. 

View #OurDay 2017 on Twitter 

If you have any questions about this year's campaign, please email ourday@local.gov.uk