St. Helens Council Meetings Online
St. Helens Council to start live streaming council meetings.
13:08 08 October 2018
Residents in St. Helens can now watch council meetings online following the successful introduction of the council’s new webcast service.
The council holds numerous meetings every week but only selective meetings in Room 10 are currently available to stream. The council said that this could change in the future.
A council spokesman said: “The option for members of the public to view a vast number of council meetings that take place in Room 10 in St Helens town hall through webcasting is now available.
“St Helens Council, like many other local authorities across the country, has introduced this system as it allows councils to be more open, transparent, accessible and accountable.”
He added: “The council is currently in the process of looking at getting a webcasting facility installed in the council chamber so that even more public meetings, such as full council, can be covered.
“The only items of business members of the public will not be able to view are those restricted under the Local Government Act 1972 because they relate to commercial matters or personal information.
“We would encourage members of the public that are interested in council matters to engage in this exercise to experience the process of local democracy being carried out.”