For the first time, members of the public are being invited to tweet their questions into Bucks County Council’s annual meeting on Thursday.
The council will be debating the future of public services right across the county including schools, roads, social care, waste and the environment.
Questions can be submitted via Twitter both before the meeting or during proceedings at www.twitter.com/buckscc using the hashtag #BucksAGM.
Council leader Martin Tett said he was looking forward to using social media to allow local people to ask questions about the services they receive.
Mr Tett said: “I believe it’s vital for democracy that local people can engage with their councils if they wish.
“Not only do we webcast our main meetings but we’re now trialling using social media to further improve that engagement.
“It’s an exciting development and I really hope people will take up the offer and submit their questions and views.
“The chairman will aim to ensure as many as possible are addressed during the meeting itself and I will personally answer any that we don’t have time for.”
Simon Parker, chief executive of the national think tank the New Local Government Network and Matt Tee, chief operating officer of the NHS Confederation will be the keynote speakers at the debate.
The annual meeting starts at 9.30am and the public are welcome to attend.
Questions can be tweeted at any time up to 12.45pm on the day.