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

Can't find a webcast?

Sometimes for logistical reasons we use a different system to host our webcasts.  For example, some of our Cabinet meetings are held in local venues around the city - these are filmed offline and uploaded to our You Tube page for on-demand viewing afterwards.

Recordings of recent events webcast in this way can be found here:


How to use the webcast portal

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. 

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.


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

What's on today

Cabinet (2 Sep)

Tue, 02nd Sep 2014 - 6:00 pm

Live Webcast Concluded
Including homelessness prevention services, services for vulnerable people with mental health needs, and a devolved budget proposal for Neighbourh...

Coming soon

Mayoral and Executive Question Time for Councillors (16 Oct)

Thu, 16th Oct 2014 - 5:00 pm

Councillors question the Mayor. Followed by the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board.

Full Council (16 Sep)

Tue, 16th Sep 2014 - 4:00 pm

Details coming soon

Place Scrutiny Commission (15 Sep)

Mon, 15th Sep 2014 - 6:00 pm

Discussing Residents Parking Zones

Recent Webcasts

Cabinet (5 Aug)

Tue, 05th Aug 2014 - 6:00 pm

Including reports from Mayoral commissions and South Bristol Link.

Full Council and Members' Forum (22 July)

Tue, 22nd Jul 2014 - 4:00 pm

Extra-ordinary meeting, including Members' Forum with questions and statements from councillors, followed by a meeting of the Full Council.

Cabinet (1 Jul)

Tue, 01st Jul 2014 - 6:00 pm

Including flood defence, victim support services and arts funding.

Full Council (10 Jun)

Tue, 10th Jun 2014 - 2:00 pm

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