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Harlow Council meetings now broadcast live online

Harlow Council / Wed 13th Dec 2023 at 04:21pm

HARLOW Council has launched a new webcasting service so residents can watch council meetings live online. 

Full Council, Cabinet and Development Management Committee meetings can be watched at https://harlow.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

This week history will be made with the first ever Full Council meeting being broadcast live on Thursday December 14th from 7.30pm. The meeting can also be watched back, or specific agenda items viewed after the meeting has ended.

The council has followed many other councils up and down the country to webcast its meetings live online.

Previously Full Council and Cabinet meetings were recorded by local online newspaper Your Harlow and made available to view on YouTube. This was part of an arrangement between the council and YourHarlow which first started nearly 9 years ago. 

Councillor Dan Swords, Leader of Harlow Council, said: 

“I would like to thank YourHarlow for the service they have provided in reporting and recording council decisions which started the modernisation of the way our residents could watch local democracy in action. 

“The council’s investment in a webcasting service builds upon that with residents now being able to watch live from the comfort of their own homes important decisions being made about their town. 

“This is all part of our priority to improve council services and making our decision-making as transparent and open as possible.”

Your Harlow publisher Michael Casey said: “Over the past nine years, though our valued partnership with Harlow Council, we have chronicled life in the political chamber.

“We will continue to do that as we have over 2,000 subscribers to our YouTube channel and I know that our viewers there like to watch the politic items in item sized chunks.

“However, the councils channel will be an invaluable resource for us all (and a large technical advance).

“We know that many Harlow residents told the council that YourHarlow was the go-to place of news in the town, so we continue to work with Harlow Council to publish key messages and campaigns as well as hold them to account.”

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2 Comments for Harlow Council meetings now broadcast live online:

Stuart Crook
2023-12-17 09:26:14

All of them only do this for there yearly pay of £13.000 all out of my council tax

Staff Reporter
2023-12-17 11:06:20

Hello, Councillors allowance is £4.5 k approx. Plus it is their not there.

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