Decision details

Notice of Motion - Transparent and Accessible Council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Legal and Democratic Services) responding to the Notice of Motion, presented at the last meeting of the Council, requesting that consideration be given to extending webcasting to the Council’s Scrutiny Committees and enhancing the use of social media in conjunction with live recorded meetings.




1.  That webcasting of meetings of the Cabinet and the three scrutiny committees (to be held in the Council chamber) be trialled during the June/July 2020 cycle of meetings, subject to the Chairs of the scrutiny committees being content for the trial to be applied to meetings of those committees.


2.  That officers be requested to consider ways of enhancing the use of social media in conjunction with the webcasting arrangements.


Reasons for Decision


To further improve the transparency and accessibility of meetings of the Cabinet and scrutiny committees.


Other Options


Not to extend webcasting to Cabinet and the three Council scrutiny committees.


Note: This is an Executive Function

Referred direct to Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Gilbert



Publication date: 05/02/2020

Date of decision: 16/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 16/01/2020 - Cabinet

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