Our strategic plan contains a commitment to broadcast our meetings on-line to improve accessibility to and openness of our decision making process.
Advice and guidance on data protection, copyright and use, storage etc issues associated with the live transmission of our meetings has been prepared and issued to elected members in the form of a protocol for webcasting of Council meetings [32kb].
Webcasts of meetings will be available live and in archive format for 5 years after the meeting. Council meetings are available from May 2017 and committee meetings from September 2018. View the webcasts here.
Due to the recent introduction of hybrid committee meetings the majority of the Council's committee meetings, with the exception of the Planning Applications Committee and the Planning Local Review Committee, are now taking place as hybrid meetings and these are being webcast live.
For logistical reasons, the Planning Applications Committee and the Planning Local Review Committee currently take place using Microsoft Teams and are not capable of being live streamed at present (unless the meeting is a committee hearing, in which case, meetings are held in person). We are in the process of expanding our hybrid meeting facilities, which will hopefully allow us to broadcast those meetings live in the future.
If you wish to remotely attend either of the above two committees as an observer you can send a request to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and a Microsoft Teams invite will be forwarded to you.