Wealden Council meetings to be broadcast via webcast feature

Residents in Wealden can now watch local council meetings via webcast which also has a ‘catch-up’ feature.

The system has been designed to allow Wealden residents to keep informed of the council’s decisions easily and in a digital format.

The agenda lists and relevant documents will also be made available for users to consult as they watch on the same webpage.

Users can rewatch videos with a fast-forward, rewind and pause function after they have been broadcast.

The decision by the council comes after the closure of the Crowborough offices and relocation of meetings which had made it more difficult for some residents to attend the meeting in purpose.

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.

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.”

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