Greenwich

Full Council meetings to be broadcast live online from town hall

Published Monday, 15 February 2016

Important local decisions can now be viewed online as they are made.

Starting next Wednesday (24 February), all full council meetings in Royal Greenwich will be streamed live via the council's website. The news means that anyone with internet access will be able to watch as their local councillors discuss crucial issues. The webcasts are also easily viewed on a mobile phone or tablet.

Watch council meetings as they happen

People will be able to see elected members from all political sides in action as they debate and vote on major current issues at monthly Full Council meetings.

Next week's meeting at Woolwich Town Hall starts at 7pm. To view it, visit the webcast page.

'Making the decision-making process more open'

Council leader Denise Hyland said: "I am delighted that we are able to use technology to open up the democratic process to more local people, and make our decision-making more open to everyone in the borough. It is the latest step in using technology to make a positive impact on a whole range of council services."

Easier access to services through the website

Councillor Maureen O'Mara, the Council's Cabinet Member for Online Services, said: "We are fast developing the council's website to enable greater access to services at a time and place that suits our residents, and streaming live evening webcasts from the council chamber is our latest technical improvement."