Live Streaming Council Meetings Tories say NO.
Monday 16th April we submitted a motion to Full Council asking for Full Council meetings to be streamed live. We believe the people of Norfolk have a right to know what decisions and discussions are taking place in their name. Live streaming would give us better transparency, accountability and accessibility which is why we were shocked when the Tories voted against our motion. The Tories used weak and to quote Dave Rowntree 'bizarre justifications for doing nothing.'
During the meeting to prove how easily and cheaply we could stream Council meetings we used a Council IPad and you probably can guess, we live streamed the debate. The debate is available to watch on our Facebook page, there is a link below. We would encourage you to watch it as it's a real eye opener, we won't say anymore. The live stream has now had over a 100o views and we've received great feedback.
We will continue to live stream Full Council debates as we believe it is your right to see them. As a result of this we hope the Tories take action. Norfolk has been behind the curve for too long, County Councils all over the country stream Full Council meetings and have done for years including our neighbouring County Councils.