CHESTERFIELD: Talk up town on twitter and let’s get it trending!

What do you love about Chesterfield? Whether it's the Crooked Spire, the football club or the nightlife, tweet all about it tomorrow.
What do you love about Chesterfield? Whether it's the Crooked Spire, the football club or the nightlife, tweet all about it tomorrow.

Residents and businesses are being urged to talk up Chesterfield on Twitter tomorrow (Thursday) as part of national Retweet for Towns Day.

Marketing campaign Destination Chesterfield wants to get the town trending on the social networking site and is urging residents to tweet what they love about Chesterfield – whether it’s living, working or shopping here, the town’s nightlife, football team or even the iconic Crooked Spire.

To get involved on the day simply tweet why you like Chesterfield, making sure you include the hashtags #rt4towns and #DTLive in your tweets and they’ll appear on our website.

During the day there will be spot prizes given away, donated by Chesterfield Champions, celebrating the top Tweets.

Prizes include tickets to a Chesterfield FC game, a signed football, a meal at Calabria, a beautiful Patchwork cup from ceramicist Clare Gage, a hamper from Northern Tea Merchants and cricket festival and theatre tickets.

Dominic Stevens, manager of Destination Chesterfield, said: “Chesterfield has quite a Twitter following – there are more than 18,000 alone between Chesterfield FC, the Derbyshire Times, Chesterfield College and Destination Chesterfield.

“Retweet for Towns Day is a great opportunity to bring everybody together to promote all that is great about where we live and work.

“Together we can put Chesterfield on the map for all the right reasons and encourage companies from outside the area to invest here and bring jobs with them.”

During the day and afterwards, Destination Chesterfield’s website will host all tweets with the #rt4towns and #chesterfield hashtags to serve as a permanent reminder of everything that is good about the town.

Visit www.chesterfield.co.uk/rt4towns to find out more about Retweet for Towns Day and the prizes which will be given away on the day.

Follow the Derbyshire Times and Destination Chesterfield on Twitter – their usernames are @D_Times and @chesterfieldUK.