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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. Webcasts are usually live, happening in the same way as the Last Night of the Proms, X-Factor or a football match would be broadcast on tv. However, they are archived for 12 months and available to watch back afterwards. Archived webcasts are usually available 24 hours after the meeting.
Once webcasts of meetings are available, links to them will become available on each of the meetings web pages. Go to the meetings page by clicking here and then select the Committee you require and then the meeting date. You will then be able to follow the link to view the webcast of that meeting (under the Venue and Contact Officer's name).
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.
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.
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.