Welcome

Latest update: 

View the latest meetings live by accessing the links below.  

View the archived footage of meetings that have taken place by accessing the links below: 

Cabinet (Holding Executive to Account) - Wednesday 10 December 2014

Full Council - - Wednesday 10 December 2014

Strategic Planning Committee - Thursday 11 December 2014

Cabinet - Tuesday16 December 2014

Planning Sub-Committee (Huddersfield) – Thursday 4 December

District Committee (Huddersfield) - Tuesday 25 November

Scrutiny Panels

Meetings up to 12 months old can be viewed at the webcast library here.

Once you have entered the webcast page, you will be able to access the Home, Agenda and Links tabs. These will help you follow the meeting as it progresses. If you are watching the recorded webcast, click on the agenda item of interest and the webcast will go straight to that part of the meeting.

In the bottom left of the live webcast screen, you will have the opportunity to send us your comments, by clicking on the 'feedback' button.

You can also contribute to Twitter discussions of any live meeting by using the hashtag #kirkcouncil.

Introduction

What is a webcast?

Simply put, webcasting is like showing a television program, only in this case it is done through the internet directly onto your computer. Quite often, webcasts are live, happening in the same way as the Last Night of the Proms, X-Factor or a football match would be broadcast on tv.

Opening up Council meetings to the public

Webcasting council meetings are just one way to improve citizen participation, increase engagement and improve communications.

We regularly webcast a number of our meetings including Full Council, Cabinet, and all our Planning Committee meetings.

 

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As an ongoing development, over the next few months we will be putting together a program of meetings and events to be webcast. We already go out live for Full Council, Cabinet and have recently started to do the same for the Planning Sub-Committees.  We have now also provided the facility, for those who wish, to embed live or receorded webcasts into their own web pages or blogs.

Leader of the Council, Cllr David Sheard, added:"Webcasting of Council, Cabinet and other formal committee meetings is important if we are to make decision making transparent and accessible to the public.

“For a citizen to be able to visit the webcast archive and watch a debate on a specific topic of interest to them I believe is a great way to hold members to account, committing to public record the complete context of that debate.

“I would like to see webcasting eventually rolled out to all public meetings held by the council, but we need to be mindful that with significantly reduced resources, how we go about this needs to be carefully thought through.

“I also endorse exploring the possibility of better engagement of the public, in being able to ask questions and members providing answers online using technology available to us. The practicalities of this I will be requesting to be looked into.” 

 

Further Information

If you have any questions or queries please contact Richard Farnhill

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