Street cleaners use Twitter to publicise their work

20th of June 2012
Street cleaners use Twitter to publicise their work

Street cleaners working for a UK municipality have been using Twitter to describe their daily tasks to the public.

The cleaners, from Guildford in Surrey, have been using the social media site to let residents know exactly what they are doing in order to keep the town looking clean and tidy.

"It can be a dirty job - but we're proud to do it," said Gary Kirk, enforcement officer for Guildford Borough Council. "We think people will be surprised by the amount and the kind of work we do each day to make sure Guildford stays a great place to be."

Guildford Borough Council said the "tweetathon" would give an inside view of the work of front line staff. As well as street cleaners, other council workers have also been "tweeting" including the dog warden and the operative who removes graffiti and chewing gum from council-owned surfaces.

Tweets have included: "Bob - Graffiti Crew: Cleaned out portaloo at bottom of town. Needed good disinfect: someone been sick in it last night" and: "Ton of builders' rubbish dumped - will be here a while, bricks, plaster, microwaves."

The event is part of the Guildford Borough Council Love Where You Live campaign which was launched this spring.



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