Local Government Rank Updates for August

Local Government Rank Updates for August

Wigan Council have reclaimed their social media performance crown following the latest update to Local Government Rank, the social media benchmarking tool for local government organisations. It’s the 4th  time that Wigan have been top since the rankings were launched in February and also maintains their record of appearing in the top ten since the rankings went live.

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Oldham (top in July) swapped places with Wigan in August, dropping only to second place but other councils made much bigger changes, both good and bad, to their engagement with local communities on Twitter and Facebook.

In the battle of the Cheshires, Cheshire East dropped 32 places from 4th, whilst Cheshire West & Chester Council jumped 28 places to sixth for August. Other big improvements came from Bournemouth Borough Council who moved in to the top ten from 54 in July, along with Oxford City Council who moved up from 36.

In terms of content there was real variety in how councils engaged the UK population in August, Durham County Council came out top with nearly 5,000 social engagements (likes/shares/comments) with this Facebook post about new floral displays across the county.




On Twitter, Nottingham had a great response to their expanded tram network.

LG Rank Nottingham August Twitter

And Cheshire West residents got behind the council’s campaign to reunite a missing Terrier with their owner.

chesh west august twitter


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