Council meetings via new webcast facility

Members of the public will be able to watch council meetings online SUS-150306-145605001

Members of the public will be able to watch council meetings online SUS-150306-145605001

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Wealden District Council meetings can now be watched live via a webcast or you can catch up later.

The new system allows residents in Wealden to keep up to date with council decisions and hear the discussions among councillors from the comfort of their own home.

Fixed cameras are positioned in various locations of the Civic Community Hall, in Hailsham, which are activated by the speaker’s microphone.

Councillor Nicholas Collinson, cabinet member for community leadership and human resources, said, “The introduction of webcasts at Wealden is an important step towards our aim of satisfying the digital demands of today’s residents.

“Following the closure of our Crowborough offices, Cabinet and our Overview and Scrutiny Committee wanted to respond to concerns of residents in the north of the district who may find it more difficult to attend meetings.

“Webcasting is more cost effective than holding meetings in different parts of district and allows everyone to watch how local democracy works from the comfort of their own home.

“Since we launched our webcasts last week, we have already broadcast meetings of Full Council, Planning Committee South and Planning Committee North.

“I hope residents will click on the link from the Wealden website to use it as an opportunity to watch their elected councillors in action and take an interest in the issues up for discussion.”

The reports which accompany agenda items at meetings can be downloaded for viewing or printing from a side bar at the right of the internet page.

A timeline button runs below the webcast page which enables viewers to advance video recordings of meetings once they have finished.

To view meetings visit www.wealden.public-i.tv.

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