Many Councils already offer residents the opportunity to see what is going on in their Council live on the web. B&NES has been slow to adopt this technology but now we have decided to pilot the idea and see if it represents good value for money. It will certainly enable far more people to watch and hear what is happening in the Guildhall and from the comfort of their own home.
The first webcast will be the Cabinet meeting of February 13 and residents will be able to see it live and exclusively via www.bathnes.gov.uk from 6.30pm. There are also options to find out more about who the Cabinet are and contact them about the issues being raised for response after the meeting.
Councillor Paul Crossley (Lib-Dem, Southdown), Leader of Council, said, “The Cabinet wants to make democracy more accessible to all, including giving the opportunity for residents across Bath and North East Somerset to participate from the comfort of their own homes. Key issues effecting local communities are debated regularly by the Cabinet and we want to engage them in the decisions which are made. The system on our website is very easy to use and anyone with a PC, Mac, Tablet, or Smart Phone can access footage twenty-four hours a day.”
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