Monday, 27 October 2014

Elmbridge Full Council and Cabinet meetings to be broadcast on the internet

In my election leaflet in May this year I listed several ways that I wanted to see local democracy improved at Elmbridge Council.

One of these was broadcasting council meetings on the internet so that voters could watch the debates and scrutinise their councillors and the decisions being made more closely. Therefore I am pleased to be able to confirm that the Conservative administration is embarking on a 12 month webcasting trial from the end of this year.

A budget of £10,000 has been made available for hosting the footage and for the purposes of the pilot scheme the by-monthly Full Council meetings and Cabinet meetings will be the only ones filmed. As usual all meetings are open to the general public without the need for prior appointment.

More good news: the long standing and slightly archaic restrictions on the filming and recording of council meetings have been lifted. Bloggers are now welcome!

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