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Latest update:
 
The live webcast of Cabinet on Tuesday 29 July 2014 can be accessed via the link below (commences at 4.00pm). If you are visiting the page to watch the archived footage, it should be available 31 July 2014.
 
 
The live webcast of Planning Sub-Committee (Huddersfield) on Thursday 31 July 2014 can be accessed via the link below (commences at 1.00pm). If you are visiting the page to watch the archived footage, it should be available 1 August 2014.
 
 
The Live webcast of the Overview and Scrutiny Panel for Development and Environment on 5 August 2014 can be accessed via the link below (commences at 1.00pm). If you are visiting the page to watch the archived footage it should be available 7 August 2014.
 
 
 
 
The live webcast of Council on Wednesday 16 July 2014 can be accessed via the link below (commences at 6.00pm). If you are visiting the page to watch the archived  footage, it should be available 18 July 2014
 
  
 
 
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. 

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 our Full Council

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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 and have recently started to do the same for Cabinet.  

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

Webcast overview

What's on today

Planning Sub-Committee (Huddersfield Area) 31 July 2014 at 1.00pm

Thu, 31st Jul 2014 - 1:00 pm

Live Webcast Concluded

Coming soon

Overview and Scrutiny Panel for Development and Environment - 5 August 2014 at 1.00pm

Tue, 05th Aug 2014 - 1:00 pm

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