Council's pilot internet scheme is launched

PUBLISHED: 13:19 23 February 2007 | UPDATED: 22:37 28 May 2010

A PILOT scheme to broadcast Fenland Council to a world wide audience using the internet got under way last night (Thu). The council s last full meeting before the May elections was recorded for future transmission as part of an experiment to make meetings

A PILOT scheme to broadcast Fenland Council to a world wide audience using the internet got under way last night (Thu).

The council's last full meeting before the May elections was recorded for future transmission as part of an experiment to make meetings more accessible to the public.

The council said to "minimise the possible risks" about the use of personal information, the recording would be reviewed before being broadcast.

"Technology provides a good means of delivering information to a wide audience," said a council spokesman.

"We want to try new methods that reflect the busy lives the people of Fenland lead."

The recording will be available soon on the council's website.

Ironically news of the experiment came the week the county council announced it was to save £30,000 from next year by axing web cams of their meetings. The meetings are only attracting a few viewers.

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