Renfrewshire Council

Webcasting of Council Meetings

Please note that the Survey will close on 30 June 2018.

The Council agreed, in June 2015, following a trial one-year pilot, to webcast meetings of the Council itself.   Subsequently, in September 2017, it was noted that the cost of webcasting meetings of the Council was around £16,000 per annum; that the average number of views per meeting was 249, at a cost of £65 per viewer.  It was agreed that webcasting of the Council meeting was of interest to the public and that it should continue at its present level, but that a review be undertaken on the future of webcasting Council meetings and methods.  The current contract period is until 31 December 2019.

Alongside social media, the webcasting of council meetings is becoming a well-established part of local government processes.  Webcasting gives members of the public who may not be able to attend Council meetings the ability to view proceedings, and it offers the ability to reach large audiences. Webcasting can also be used with social media to further promote further public engagement. 

Other councils that currently webcast their meetings include Edinburgh, City of Glasgow, Aberdeen, Moray and Highland.  Meetings of the Scottish Parliament are also webcast.  Dumfries and Galloway Council broadcasts its meetings via live audio.   

In order to inform the Council's review of webcasting Council meeting, it would be helpful if you could complete the questionnaire in the Related Links section of this page.

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