Bad reception for meeting broadcasting

Abigail Campbell
Abigail Campbell
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DAVENTRY district councillors did not back a plan put forward by opposition Labour members to broadcast meetings on the internet.

The motion was put forward last Thursday night by Cllr Abigail Campbell, backed by Cllr Wendy Randall.

It stated: “In its vision to ‘Develop a better District’, this council commits to communicating honestly and openly with customers and colleagues at all times.

“The live broadcast of public meetings would significantly enhance the council’s ability to achieve this.”

Opposing councillors raised issues including the cost of setting up such a system, but Labour members said it could be done for as little as £300.

Later, after the webcasting motion was voted down, the council voted to increase the number of times it publishes Daventry Calling per year from three to four, at an additional cost of £7,000.