Aberdeenshire Council completes the ‘Twitter 24’

Aberdeenshire Council have completed their part in the ‘Twitter 24’ event, taking to social media network Twitter to communicate with Aberdeenshire residents from noon on Tuesday, September 18, to noon yesterday.

Throughout the 24 hours, Aberdeenshire Council’s Twitter feed - the page from which updates are released - updated readers with facts and statistics about services in Aberdeenshire.

Kicking off Tuesday morning, Aberdeenshire Council stated “Twitter24 is for you if you have ever wondered ‘what does #mycouncil do?’”

In the lead up to the event itself, Aberdeenshire residents had been asked to use the hashtags #mycouncil and #Aberdeenshire to direct questions to Aberdeenshire Council.

Throughout the day the Council offered facts concerning their services, reminding followers of the Twitter feed to leave feedback on areas of Aberdeenshire Council that they felt were “good or bad” about what the Council were doing.

To have your say on Aberdeenshire Council services, visit www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/haveyoursay.

Aberdeenshire Council would go on to reveal, during the event, that their website was the second most visited council website in the United Kingdom, and that, in August, 15,869 calls were dealt with via their contact centre, 10,120 at the first point of contact.

The Council also revealed that 4052 planning applications were received in 2011/12, 12.2% of those being for wind turbines.

In total, the council added, 21% of all wind turbine applications determined in Scotland during that time were in Aberdeenshire.

On a potentially lighter note, Aberdeenshire Council posted on Tuesday afternoon that the largest number of reservations from Aberdeenshire libraries was for ‘50 Shades of Grey’ by E. L. James.