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Cabinet Decision: 13th March 2014
Title of Item/Report
Recording and Web Broadcasting of Council Meetings
Record of the Decision
To request Members Advisory Panel (MAP) to consider issues relating to the possible recording and web broadcasting of Council meetings, and to report findings back to a future Cabinet Meeting.

The issue of recording and web broadcasting of Council meetings has been utilised in some councils as a means of enabling access to Council business and encouraging take up of becoming a local Councillor.

There are many (and some sensitive) issues to consider, including cost, demand, personal feelings and views of members and report back to a future meeting of Cabinet.

The Government is also currently consulting on the prospect of making such arrangements a statutory requirement. MAP can also consider this as part of their work.

RESOLVED that MAP consider the possibility of recording and web broadcasting of Council meetings and report back to a future meeting of Cabinet.
Reasons for the Decision
To consider issues relating to the possible recording and web broadcasting of Council meetings.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None.
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None.
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Friday, 21st March 2014
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Date of Publication: 17 March 2014


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