Issue - decisions
Technology enhancements in Committee Room 1, Town Hall
Reasons for recommendations:
1. Currently only the Council Chamber has the technology required to facilitate hybrid meetings and to stream public meetings.
2. For certain meetings, such a Governance Committee or Overview and Scrutiny Committee the preference would be to use a slightly less formal venue.
3. The installation of the kit will enable the Council to hold simultaneous hybrid meetings in Chamber and Committee Room 1.
4. Following the Covid-19 pandemic the Council have chosen to stream all public meetings and to offer the ability for participants to contribute via Teams.
Other options considered and rejected:
Not to install the technology. This reduces the flexibility in venue for meetings.