More than 5,000 people are now following Tendring District Council (TDC) on Twitter after a 25 per cent increase in the past year.
The Council is continuing to expand its use of social media networks – while at the same time putting out important information to residents through traditional media.
TDC tweets around 1,000 of its own news releases a year as well as advertising job vacancies on its main Council feed while also retweeting other information affecting the District.
John Hughes, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, said it is very important to make use of every method available to keep in contact with residents.
“We are very keen to keep in touch and engage with all our residents at every possible opportunity,” he said.
“As well as providing good services and facilities we need to ensure that our residents are aware of what is provided for their benefit and that we communicate that to them in the way they want to receive it.
“While we believe that the more traditional media channels such as the local and regional press are still vital to get our messages out, we are aware that social media has a big role to play too.”
TDC also has individual Twitter feeds for Careline; Clacton Air Show; Leisure Centres and Swimming Pools; the Princes Theatre and Recycling – all with separate followings.
You can follow the Council @Tendring_DC