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Cabinet Decision: 6th November 2014
Title of Item/Report
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report on recording and web broadcasting of Council meetings.

At its meeting on the 13 March 2014 Cabinet asked the Members Advisory Panel ("the Panel") to consider issues relating to the possible recording and web-broadcasting by the Council of its own meetings, and to report the findings to a future Cabinet meeting.

The Panel considered the matter at its meeting on the 5 September 2014. A copy of an extract of the (draft) minutes of that meeting were attached to the report.

The Panel agreed that:-

(i) Subject to both a technical and financial appraisal being carried out and reported to members (of the Panel) initially, and thereafter to Cabinet / Council, agreement in principle be given to this Council recording / web-broadcasting the following meetings, being meetings most likely to engage members of the public:-

• Council
• Cabinet
• Planning Committee

(ii) A further report on the results of the appraisals be reported to a future meeting following consideration by Cabinet and Council of the proposed approach.

Cabinet endorsed this approach and agreed that further work be undertaken and reported to the Panel meeting scheduled for 10 December 2014.

At its meeting on 19 November 2014, Council would also be asked to consider the approach being taken by the Panel.

RESOLVED that the approach be endorsed and further work be undertaken and reported to the Members Advisory Panel scheduled for 10 December 2014.
Reasons for the Decision
To consider the principle endorsed by the Members Advisory Panel regarding the Council recording and web broadcasting its own meetings.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Friday, 14th November 2014

Date of Publication: 10 November 2014

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