Councillors' question time with the Mayor (19 Dec)
Thu, 19th Dec 2013 - 6:00 pm
Bristol City Council webcast a range of meetings to improve openness, understanding and accountability of local decision making.
A webcast is a transmission of audio and video over the Internet enabling you to watch council meetings live from the comfort of your own home on your PC or Apple Mac. This service forms part of a wide range of tools to promote e-democracy in Bristol.
Forthcoming and most recent webcasts are displayed on the right. Older webcasts can be found in the Webcast library. All our webcasts should be archived within 2 working days and are available for 12 months after the event. When watching, check out any extra features that may be available such as slides, resources, speaker profiles and live text chat. In an archived webcast, use the links in the timeline to jump to a specific agenda item or speaker.
Very occasionally, for technical reasons, we have to film a meeting offline and upload it to our You Tube page for viewing in archive.
Click the share button at the bottom of the webcast player page to share the link via email or social media sites, or obtain the HTML code to embed the webcast on your own web site (N.B. some sites don't allow embedding). For a live webcast, these share features are available from the player page on the day of the webcast. For an archived webcast, you can also choose the point in the webcast at which you want the link or embed to start. The time-indexed sharing facility can also be accessed from the webcast's timeline.
See the Help section for information on technical specifications and troubleshooting.
Like many UK councils, we webcast some of our most important council meetings. Since the project began in 2007, we have webcast more than 230 meetings. Our webcasts have received over 375,000 views from more than 129,000 unique visitors and 76,000 repeat visitors. The majority of our audience watch our webcasts from our archive, however our most popular webcasts, such as election results and big planning applications, have attracted large live audience figures.
For example, our top 3 highest viewed webcasts (total views = live + archive views) are:
• Mayor of Bristol and PCC 2012, 16 November 2012: 23,606 total views
• Cabinet, 23 June 2011: 20,497
• City council election results 2011, 06 May 2011: 14,776
Our 3 least viewed webcasts (total views = live + archive views) are:
• Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee, 29 July 2008: 293 total views
• Development Control (North) Committee, 21 May 2008: 347
• Development Control (North) Committee, 9 Jan 2008: 382
Many people are interested in local democracy and the issues that affect them but are unable to attend meetings; webcasting is one of a number of online engagement methods that enable local people to connect with their council, participate in important decision making processes, and learn what is happening in their area.
All webcast footage is the copyright of Bristol City Council. Webcasts for which we have provided the embed code can be hosted in full on another website. However, you are not permitted to download footage nor upload it to another website without the written permission of Bristol City Council. Please be aware that video sharing websites require you to have the permission of the copyright owner in order to upload videos to their site.
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