Poole residents are being encouraged to get 'social' with their council on Wednesday 22 February.
Social Poole Day will give the opportunity for people using social media to find out more about the daily work of Borough of Poole.
The 12 hour event aims to showcase the many services provided by the council for Poole residents. From 7am to 7pm, council staff will be using Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels to tell people about their work in a variety of services, from bin collections and street cleaning to libraries, housing and planning.
As part of the event, the council is holding an online Q&A session with Councillor Elaine Atkinson, Leader of the Council, and John McBride, Chief Executive of Borough of Poole, between 3pm and 4pm.
Cllr Elaine Atkinson, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole, said: "There are so many things we do as a council that get little exposure. People may be surprised by the range of services provided by Borough of Poole and Social Poole Day will offer a snapshot of the work done by the council day in, day out. While the council will be tweeting and using Facebook to explain what it does, we'd also like people to share their tweets, pictures and videos about life in Poole as that's what social media is all about."
Chris Owens, Head of Customer Services and Communications, Borough of Poole, said: "Social media tools like Twitter and Facebook give us another means to engage with residents in Poole and highlight some of the many services they get for their council tax. As these tools are free, there is no direct cost to the council and because they are so instant and easy to use, there's no disruption to our frontline services."
To find out more and get involved in Social Poole Day visit www.boroughofpoole.com/socialpoole or follow us at #socialpoole, on Facebook, Twitter, flickr and YouTube.