Council meetings to be live streamed

Council debates can now be followed from anywhere in the world thanks to live streaming of meetings

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Residents can listen to discussions and see any vote as it happens on our website.

Today's planning meeting (24 April 2018), featuring the application to make changes to the development previously agreed for Folkestone seafront, will be shown via the live feed. The next meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, on Tuesday 1 May, will also be broadcast.

We want to make it as easy as possible for residents to follow the work of their councillors and to listen to their debates. Live-streaming meetings via our website means people can watch and listen from the comfort of their own home, from their workplace, or anywhere with an internet connection. It means the democratic process is more transparent than ever and I hope residents will take advantage of this new feature and follow our debates.Cllr David Monk, Leader of Folkestone & Hythe District Council

The system will mean an unlimited number of people can view meetings, rather than the 37 members of the public who can be seated within the chamber. Places in the chamber are reserved for people speaking at any meeting, and remaining space is allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no overflow seating and standing is not allowed in the public gallery.