Gorse Hill Labour

A regular blog and updates from Mike Cordingley, Councillor for Gorse Hill Ward in Trafford – Gtr Manchester.

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Well worth listening to – Councillor Tim Cheetham

Tim Cheetham is a councillor in Barnsley. He’s been at the forefront of using social media (Twitter, Facebook etc.) but primarily he’s just a damn good councillor.
I noticed this short interview with him on the LGA website and felt it deserved a bigger airing. He talks about increasing transparency and involvement in the work that councils do. And he was ‘blown away’ by the work that Greater Manchester Police did in their 24hr tweetathon where teams across Greater Manchester tweeted what they were doing across Greater Manchester.
Needless to say I agree with everyword on the tweetathon. In fact I agree with every word in the interview. I appreciate he’s talking about a conference day but that doesn’t detract (I wasn’t there either).