Council Uses Twitter To Update Residents' About Services During Bad Weather

Wakefield Council has been using Twitter to keep people up to date with the weather and gritting situation. Anyone with a Twitter account can follow ‘welovewakefield’ for the latest news on what the gritters are doing, weather warnings, service disruptions and other important information in these extreme weather conditions.

Wakefield Council’s Chief Executive Joanne Roney said: “We have found that our Twitter pages are very popular and people like to keep up-to-date with what’s happening in the district through the site.

“It is a fantastic way to make sure people are in-the-know when it comes to the extreme weather we are experiencing at the moment and what their council is doing to help keep them moving around the district. Twitter helps us give this information to people in a quick and simple format, and lets them know how to get in touch to find out more information.

“Many people don’t see our teams gritting because they are often out early in the morning and after the evening rush-hour but I can assure them we are working round the clock to keep priority routes clear. We are also updating our website regularly with full information including daily gritting news, school closures and service news.

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