Trowbridge Council Consider Social Media
Trowbridge Council considers the use of social media and live streaming to get more residents involved in meetings.
21:23 04 June 2019
Trowbridge councillors have agreed in a meeting last Tuesday that more could be done to include the public in their meetings.
Cllr Edward Kirk said: “It has concerned me for some time that we don’t have the public participation that I would like to see at council meetings.
“We have only one member of the public who turns up to most council meetings.
“It feels to me like our meetings are held in isolation, and when we are talking about public money I am simply just not happy with it and I’m not happy with my role being here or being accountable in any way and it troubles me.
“We spend your money and you should be here to check that we are doing the best job we possibly can.”
Cllr Steve Oldrieve said: “I see the point about greater public participation, and I think we should think about a modern method such as live streaming.”
Cllr Stewart Palmen said: “I am very keen on the idea of getting more public involved and I think there is different ways of doing that such as having an agenda that makes the public more involved in decisions during the meeting. If you have £1000 and you have three different options of where that grant goes and people can have their say on that.”