#OurDay 2017

Join the LGA and the whole of local government on Twitter for the biggest ever celebration of the people who keep your community running.


#OurDay is an annual tweetathon that 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 we trended nationally at number one and reached over 20 million people but we want to make #OurDay 2017 the biggest yet - and we need you to make it happen.

Navigate the tabs above to find everything you and your council need to take part on 21 November.

Are you a member of the public?

Help us shine a light on the important work council workers do - let us know what you like the most about your local area and examples of when council officers have gone the extra mile to help you here by 6 November.

If you have any questions about this year's campaign, please email Lucy Lee at lucy.lee@local.gov.uk 

There are lots of ways that your council can get involved with #OurDay. Whether you are a team of one or 30-strong we know how busy you are, which is why whatever your capacity we've devised this how-to kit to give you a few ideas that you can apply in your area.

#OurDay how-to kit

Toolkit resources

If you can’t access Dropbox, download the toolkit resources via our image library. If you are already signed up use your normal login details, if not simply use the username ourday and password ourday2017 to log in. If you have any questions please contact eleanor.taylor@local.gov.uk

Show your support by signing up to our Thunderclap which will go live at 7am on 21 November.

Join the Thunderclap

Promote the 'thank you' Thunderclap to your residents

Digital Councils
Our Digital Councils resource contains everything you need to know about making the most of social channels.

Local Government Inform (LG Inform)
An online tool that brings together a range of key performance contextual and financial data for local authorities.

New Conversations: LGA guide to engagement
A guide for councillors and officers working to build a stronger dialogue between councils and residents.

Case studies
Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes yours and other councils are involved in.