The End of Live Streaming Committee Meetings for Lisburn Castlereagh
Lisburn Castlereagh Council to put a stop on live streaming of its committee meetings.
11:01 31 October 2022
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council's corporate committee and councillors have voted to switch off their live streaming debates to the public and media in a bid to achieve "increased transparency" and to save the local authority running costs of £6,455 per year.
The proposal states: “Operational cost will now have a base line of £6,455 per year as going forward technicians from the arts centre will return back to a full programme of activities post pandemic.
“An additional member service officer is also required to operate the PA. To meet the objective of increased transparency, mindful of the need to keep costs to a minimum, the following is recommended.
“As audio will be provided on the council website it is proposed that noted minutes are also to be streamlined and simplified with members discussions and questions not detailed unless specifically requested.
“This part of the proposal will not include the planning committee. Full council to continue to be live streamed as generally over 20 people watching. Web-casts of these meetings to be available for two years.
“Committee meetings to no longer be live streamed as generally fewer than 10 people watching, with up to four being council staff. This will remove the additional cost of the technician.
“Audio recordings will be produced for all committee meetings and made available for two years on the council website.”