Can't find a webcast? - Try our You Tube Channel

Sometimes for logistical reasons we use a different system to host our webcasts.  These are filmed offline and uploaded to our You Tube page for on-demand viewing afterwards.

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

Webcast overview 

Coming soon

Full Council

Tue, 15th Dec 2015 - 6:00 pm

To be held at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (Grace Room) Nevil Rd.

Recent Webcasts


Tue, 24th Nov 2015 - 2:00 pm

Held at Brunel House, St George's road. Agenda items include More Than a Roof: Bristol’s Housing Strategy, Bristol Local Education Partnership Lim...

Full Council

Tue, 10th Nov 2015 - 10:00 am

Held at The Bristol Pavilion, Gloucestershire county cricket club agenda items included reports on the Review of polling districts and places, Joi...


Tue, 03rd Nov 2015 - 6:00 pm

Held at the Rosalind Franklin Room in @Bristol. Agenda items included The cycling ambition fund, Homelessness property investment and Climate and ...


Tue, 06th Oct 2015 - 6:00 pm

Held in the Rosalind Franklin Room @Bristol. Agenda items included ACORN's Ethical Lettings Charter, Control Room Project - Relocation Project and...