Watch Council meetings
Full Council and Cabinet meetings can be watched online via a live webcast
All Council meetings are open to the public, who are also able to attend to observe in person (unless exempt business is due to be considered).
- How to view past meetings
If you have missed a meeting or want to watch part of it again, visit the webcast library. Archived meeting webcasts will normally be online within two working days of the meeting, and will be available to view for six months.
- How to view upcoming meetings
Find a list of upcoming meetings and their dates on our meetings calendar.
View webcasts of Full Council or Cabinet meetings live via our webcast portal.
Live streaming uses Flash to enable the webcasting. If your device does not support Flash you will be unable to view the live webcast. All archived meetings are available to watch on any device.
- Protocol for filming or recording meetings
Filming, taking photographs or recording is allowed at any meeting or decision day that is open to the public. The use of social media is also permitted.
Before the meeting
- Contact the Communications Team in advance for advice and guidance
- Discuss practical arrangements and any special requirements with the team
- Unless agreed in advance, flash photography, extra lighting or large equipment is not permitted
- There will be an announcement before the start of the meeting that the meeting or decision day may be filmed
- A notice to this effect will also be posted on the door of the meeting room
- If you stay at a meeting after this announcement we will assume that you have agreed to the broadcast of your image
- Filming or recording must be non intrusive. Anyone continuing to interrupt proceedings after being warned will be removed. Standing Order 33 clarifies this issue. In the event of a general disturbance any part of the meeting room may be cleared
During the meeting
- Filming or recording of meetings or decision days should not:
- be disruptive or distracting during the meeting or decision day. The Chairman has discretion to suspended or stop recording at any time
- try to take close ups of sensitive information like confidential papers or private notes
- obstruct others from observing and participating in the proceedings
- be edited in a way that could lead to misinterpretation of the proceedings or the comments made
- be edited in a way that ridicules those being filmed
- Filming or recording of meetings or decision days should:
- usually take place from a specified location(s) within the room
- stop immediately if the meeting agrees to exclude the Press and public due to business of an Exempt or Confidential nature
- be overt (ie visible to anyone at the meeting or decision day)
- stop when the meeting or decision day is over unless agreed with the Communications Team
- When published or broadcast, recordings should:
- come with details of when and where the recording was made
- the context in which the discussion took place
Exempt or confidential business
All meetings are open to the public except in some situations where business is 'exempt' or 'confidential'. Part 3 Chapter 4 of the Constitution sets out the 'exempt' or 'confidential' circumstances.