Filming Swaffham council meetings will allow questions from afar
A move to film all Swaffham town council meetings has been proposed to promote greater transparency and to move in line with the times.
Deputy mayor Keith Sandle suggested filming all full town council meetings so that people who could not attend could still ask questions.
Cllr Sandle said this would enable 15 minutes of resident questions even if noone could turn up.
Town clerk Richard Bishop said it is something that should be explored during a full town council meeting yesterday evening .
He added: “Some members of the public may object to being filmed. There is the potential for parental permission so we would have to be careful with that.”
The council voted in favour of the filming of meeting.
Conservatives Colin Houghton and Paul Darby abstained from the vote.
Cllr Darby said the move was “not necessary.”