Public sector service providers turn to mobile technology to communicate through snowfall

The recent snowfalls have led local public sector service providers to make use of mobile technology for communicating with residents.

Snow: making public sector turn to mobile tech
Snow: making public sector turn to mobile tech

Many councils around Britain bypassed traditional media to communicate snow updates directly over social media.

Essex Council has set up its own ‘Gritter Twitter’, giving out 24-hour updates on the roads that are being gritted. In addition, the Essex Council website features a roadmap showing roads that are being gritted.

Essex Council head of communications Giles Roca said: ‘Social media are very important in terms of getting the message across. People are using them in their cars, such as taxi drivers and white van men.'

Elsewhere, Brighton & Hove Council used Twitter to appeal for drivers with 4 x 4 vehicles to help the meals on wheels service, while NHS Salford used Twitter to inform patients of the services that are on offer at the Trust.

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