can you help find real people to tell the frontline local government story?

Wouldn't it be great if people who worked across local government outside of the comms office told their story in real time? Can you help Geoff make this happen?

by Geoff Coleman

You may have seen my post last week: Could Twitter be a weekly voice for local government?

Basically I asked what people thought of the idea of a Twitter account curated by a different local government voice each week - if you've seen @sweden and @FarmersOfTheUK, you'll get the idea.

The response was very positive and I'm grateful to everyone who commented, tweeted me and generally gave the idea a thumbs-up.

I've now set up a new Twitter account @localgovweek and I'm looking for the first 'curator' to wow us with local government news, insights and general chatter.

So step right up - I need volunteers.

If I'm honest, I have no real idea how the account will shape up - that's up to you. But I'm excited by that step into the unknown.

What I would like to see is a wide range of local government voices and I really hope our contributors don't all come from comms departments (no offence to my comms colleagues)

Wouldn't it be great if we could have a binman one week, a senior officer the next and then the odd elected member?

So if you or a colleague would like to be our guinea pig pioneer, email your details to and we'll take it from there.

Geoff Coleman is a communications officer for Birmingham City Council.

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