Bristol City Council webcast a range of meetings to improve openness, understanding and accountability of local decision making.

Other webcasts

Sometimes for logistical reasons we live stream events hosted on a different system.  Here you can find recordings of these events: 


The webcast portal forms part of a wide range of services to promote e-democracy in Bristol.  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 tools that enable local people to connect with their council, learn what is happening in their area, and participate in the decision making process. 

How to use the webcast portal

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 on-demand for 12 months.

Check out extra features that may be available when watching, 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.  You can find agendas for council meetings on Meeting Finder and details about councillors on Councillor Finder.

See the Help section for information on what technology you need to watch and troubleshooting technical problems.

You Tube

Very occasionally, for technical reasons, we have to film a meeting offline and upload it to our You Tube page for on-demand viewing afterwards.  This can happen in the case of Cabinet meetings, some of which are held in local venues around the city - watch the latest of these here

Webcasting facts and figures

Like many UK councils, we webcast some of our most important council meetings.  Since the service began in 2007, we have webcast more than 240 meetings.  Our webcasts have received over 417,000 views from more than 139,000 unique visitors and 80,000 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.

Our 3 most viewed webcasts (live + archive) are:
• Mayor of Bristol and PCC election results (16 November 2012) - 23,606
• Cabinet (23 June 2011) - 20,497
• City council election results (6 May 2011) - 14,776

Our 3 least viewed webcasts (live + archive) are:
• Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee (29 July 2008) - 293
• Development Control North Committee (21 May 2008) - 347
• Development Control North Committee (9 Jan 2008) - 382

Copyright notice

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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Webcast overview

Coming soon

Recent Webcasts

Full Council, including members forum

Tue, 22nd Jul 2014 - 4:00 pm

Extra-ordinary meeting Members Forum: questions & statements from councillors and Full Council meeting Full Council meeting


Tue, 01st Jul 2014 - 6:00 pm

Full Council

Tue, 10th Jun 2014 - 2:00 pm

Includes Mayor's annual address and changes to council constitution and public engagement.