Councils aren’t the sexiest of things, let’s be honest. So we can forgive staff for thinking outside the box now and again to try and engage their local community before they all drown in a sea of leaflets on wheelie bins and council tax.
Except, it seems people haven’t been quite so forgiving of one council for its latest attempt to reach out to citizens.
Oldham Council sent a tweet out to its residents inviting them to help name its new gritter.
We want you to name our new gritter, so send us your suggestions by 5pm on 30 Nov https://t.co/Az3uSHcuME https://t.co/5ywR0shd8c