Call for live video streams for all Sheffield Council meetings

A call has been made to live stream all meetings at Sheffield Council to ‘clear up ambiguities’ and improve local democracy.

Yvonne Ridgeway, of Cross Hill, Ecclesfield said she was left ‘dismayed’ after councillors voted through plans for a micro pub after initial confusion.

Ms Ridgeway and other objectors called the planning meeting a ‘farce’ which saw councillors vote three times. She, and other objectors claimed the first vote actually rejected the plans. After another two votes, the plans were passed.

But council officials debated their version of events in letters sent to objectors.

Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/call-for-live-video-streams-for-all-sheffield-council-meetings-1-8655093

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3 Responses to Call for live video streams for all Sheffield Council meetings

  1. pleasant says:

    Pretty standard behaviour around here – keep voting until they get the answer decided before the meeting.

  2. Panty Dropper says:

    Webcasting won’t stop the charade though, just Look at Rotherham. All the webcasting you want, the chair goes with his officers every single time. Where is the democracy?

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