First of all, what exactly is the ‘Walsall 100’?
The aim of the event, named after Walsall’s reputation as being the ‘town of one hundred trades’, to is promote our town by trying to tell you the story of one hundred things about the town itself. People from across the local area are coming to together to contribute to the project, which is running between the seventh to twenty-third of this month, with the results of the initiative being published across a variety of websites, Twitter, Facebook and Flickr.
For more information, please check out this blog on Walsall 100 and also our own press release. If you’re on Twitter (and even if you’re not) you can follow the project by using the hashtag #walsall100.
As with our first online ‘tweeting’, the upcoming Tweet & Greets represent an opportunity for you to chat with a police officer for an hour through Walsall Police’s own Twitter feed. You are able to ask any questions you have about local policing or just anything else. If our last one is anything to go by, questions are likely to range from whether our officers carry guns to what our favourite type of cheese is. The floor is well and truly open!
The second will be hosted by myself at the same place, this time on Sunday the 22nd between 7pm-8pm.
We’ll be using the hashtag #walsall100 to tie the Tweet & Greet sessions together and ask that you include the hashtag in any questions you send to help us pull together a transcript of the conversation after we finish.
Beyond this we look forward to seeing you on Thursday and Sunday and if you have any questions in the mean time, you know where to find us!
P.S. As a small qualifier, these sessions are being held on the assumption that things don’t go all Holby City on us and we’re forced for race out to deal with the simultaneous cruise ship, freight train and airliner collision that we’re all dreading. We’ll do our best to keep you updated if we’re forced for whatever reason to cancel.