Council Reviewing The Way It Webcasts Its Meetings

wesleyan chapel 2The Council is reviewing the way it webcasts its meetings.

Members of today’s Full Council have received a report showing that broadcasting the meetings online cost just over £14,600 this year.

The report’s author, Council Officer Richard Burraston, writes that on average, between one and two people viewed the meetings live and a further seven watched the archived recordings.

He says there’s no legal requirement for the Council to make their meetings available on the internet, but it enables access for people who can’t attend in person, aids transparency and accountability.

The contract with the current provider, Public-i, is due to expire at the end of the month and Mr Burraston writes that an alternative supplier could provide better value for money.

But he stresses that there are no plans to stop recordings of the meeting being made available to the public, although they might not be live in the future.

The footage could be put online immediately after the meeting, he says.

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