Elvis helps spread gritting message in new online video

Posted on: Monday 21 January 2013

While Torfaen staff have been spreading grit a special guest has been spreading the word on how the council operates during the extreme winter weather.

Torfaen council enlisted the help of the borough’s very own Elvis tribute act, Darren ‘Graceland’ Jones to film a special winter safety message.

The film, which promotes the council’s gritting crews and key winter messages is a remake of the King’s classic ‘In the Ghetto’.

The council’s version, ‘In the Depot’, features Elvis with front line staff performing in some well known Torfaen locations.

It has been published on the council’s Website, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter accounts as a thank you to residents for their help in spreading some key messages online during the recent severe weather.

Torfaen Head of Communications, Neil Jones said: ‘We’re always looking at innovative ways to engage residents with innovative and memorable council messages. We have built a fantastic online community and this is a fun way to show residents our appreciation for their helpful comments during the past few days. This video highlights the vital work of our winter maintenance crews and an must thank ‘Darren Graceland’ Jones for giving his time to help important messages on gritting.’

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